1 Updates
NFL: Warren Sapp Takes Shots at Michael Strahan
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NFL: Warren Sapp Takes Shots at Michael Strahan

Jun 20 2013, 10:41pm CDT | by

Retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp blasted Michael Strahan, saying he's not as good as his former teammate Simeon Rice.

Retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp blasted Michael Strahan, saying he's not as good as his former teammate Simeon Rice. Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune says the feud...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

43 weeks ago

NFL: Warren Sapp Takes Shots at Michael Strahan

Jun 20 2013, 10:41pm CDT | by

Retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp blasted Michael Strahan, saying he's not as good as his former teammate Simeon Rice.

Retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Warren Sapp blasted Michael Strahan, saying he's not as good as his former teammate Simeon Rice. 

Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune says the feud between the two NFL greats took a fresh turn on Wednesday when Sapp says Strahan wasn't even close to Rice's prowess as a pass rusher. 

Sapp, who played with Rice with the Buccaneers for three seasons, says nobody talks about his former teammate who, in his opinion, is far better than Strahan. 

"Nobody ever talks about Simeon. Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday."

Sapp also reiterates Strahan's 15-year career only made waves when he was moved from right end to the left side, per Kaufman. 

"(Rice) didn't rush the worst lineman. You know the right tackle is the worst of the five. Strahan played right end his first four years. When they were putting the label on him as a bust, they put 'B-U-S. Ok, let's transition him on the other side and see if he can play in his fourth year.'

"They put him at right end and he couldn't do it, so they moved him to the weak guy. One-on-one with the (Eagles right tackle) Jon Runyans for eight quarters every year. Sim won't ever have his name brought up (for the Hall of Fame), and that's a shame. He's one of the best pass rushers I've ever encountered in my life." 

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes Strahan narrowly missed out being elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility last February. Sapp, to the surprise of some, was selected ahead of Strahan to be part of the Class of 2013. 

Vacchiano says Sapp made it clear he was a bit surprised as well, believing the final spot in that class came down to him and Strahan. Sapp then re-ignited a feud that began in 2002 when he questioned Strahan's controversial, single-season record-breaking sack of Brett Favre, by stating in a TV interview after the Hall election that he feared Strahan's reputation as a "media darling" would be enough to get him in first. 

"Come on, the menace and the media darling?  Come on, madness or Good Morning America?  I mean, come on."

In the New York Daily News article, Strahan responded via Twitter chiding Sapp to "enjoy your moment. You don't need to take a shot at me to justify yourself to other people."  

While Sapp was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February, Strahan will have to wait until 2014, his second year of eligibility.  

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

3 Month BJJ White Belt Fundamentals Course with Master Marco Alvan
Springfield, MA, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Come and find out how to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a fun, relaxed environment. Team Link in Ludlow, Massachusetts will be holding 3 month BJJ course designed...
 
 
Announcing Custom Authentic Handcrafted Old Fashioned Natural Mattresses  by: Orange Mattress and Custom Bedding.  Family Business Since 1902.
Announcing Custom Authentic Handcrafted Old Fashioned Natural Mattresses by: Orange Mattress and Custom Bedding. Family Business Since 1902.
Clark, NJ, April 17, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Custom Bedding - Orange Mattress has been handcrafting natural mattresses for over 100 years. Their mattresses are made to order to customers' specifications. While searching...
 
 
Cricnama and Shahi Announce Winner of "Kaun Karega Ballay Ballay"
Malik Khuram Iqbal wins Samsung Galaxy Star Pro.
 
 
After Decades of Being the Same, Cup Holders Are Drastically Changed to Finally Make Sense - Beverages Are No Longer Held from the Bottom in Stationary Cylinder Openings
After Decades of Being the Same, Cup Holders Are Drastically Changed to Finally Make Sense - Beverages Are No Longer Held from the Bottom in Stationary Cylinder Openings
The Maksimatic Spill-Preventing Cup Holder uses centripetal force to prevent beverages from spilling utilizing a 360 degree swiveling joint which allows the cup holder cylinder openings to tilt up to a 27 degree angle full-circle. No other cup holder in the world achieves this let alone is designed to do anything like this. The Maksimatic is as reliable as the laws of physics themselves and changes a design used for decades. This seems to be the next logical step in cup holders.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

After Game One Win, Warriors Playoff Tickets Are Now Most Expensive In U.S.
With their dramatic game-one road win against the Clippers, the Warriors have the upper-hand in the battle for California basketball.  If they can advance, it will be the only the third time in the last twenty years...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Enterprises TV to Air Segment on Reducing Business Travel Costs
Coral Springs, FL, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The producers of Enterprises TV are pleased to announce they are working on a segment focusing on business travel costs and how some companies are reducing them. As...
Read more on TV Balla
 
3 Month BJJ White Belt Fundamentals Course with Master Marco Alvan
Springfield, MA, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Come and find out how to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a fun, relaxed environment. Team Link in Ludlow, Massachusetts will be holding 3 month BJJ course designed...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Bcut Productions Presents "The Hilltop Barbershop" Movie Premiere
Springfield, NJ, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Bobby and his friends take you on a comical ride as the owner of Bobby's Cut above barbershop. The story takes you into the real world of the barbershop and the...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Nous Infosystems and SmartBear Software Enter Strategic Partnership
Bangalore, India, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- SmartBear Software, the leading provider of software quality and performance management tools, and Nous Infosystems, a global IT organization offering quality software...
Read more on Business Balla
 
EVO Payments International and PAY.ON Partner on Quick Interface for SME Merchants
Munich, Germany, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- PAY.ON, the world's leading operator of web-based, omnichannel payment infrastructure systems, and EVO Payments International (EVO), a leading card payment acquirer and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
ICT Investment Trends in China - Enterprise ICT Spending Patterns Through to the End of 2015
Navi Mumbai, India, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The ICT investment trends in China report published by Kable Global ICT Intelligence presents the findings from a survey of 131 Chinese enterprises regarding their...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Uneecops Announces New Manufacturing ERP Software Release
Delhi, India, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Uneecops, preferred SAP Business One partner in Delhi has announced the release of a new Manufacturing ERP software. This new model aims to bring a new level of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Intelligent Transportation System Market (ITS) is Expected to Reach USD 30.2 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research
Albany, NY, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The demand of Intelligent Transportation System Market is rising globally due to increased congestion in metropolitan areas. Development and deployment of intelligent...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lucintel’s Analysis of Growth Opportunities in Global Non-Destructive Testing Equipment Market: APAC to Record Highest Growth through 2018
Irving, TX, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The global non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment market registered good growth from 2007 through 2012.The market is forecast to reach $2.052 billion by 2018, continuing its...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla