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Michael Strahan Takes Heat From Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp did receive the honor on being named to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.

Michael Strahan wasn’t elected to the 2013 NFL Hall of Fame class this season while Warren Sapp received the honor next to legendary coach Bill Parcells and other NFL greats. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants is expected to be elected within the new few years, but Sapp believes the 41-year-old wasn’t all that great in the first place.

When it comes to being an electrifying football player, the 40-year-old Sapp was right at the top throughout his career. He always found a way to get the job done while becoming a fan favorite.

He last played for the Oakland Raiders during the 2007 season, but that hasn’t stopped him from speaking out about his fellow defensive tackle in Strahan after leaving the game.

“Nobody ever talks about Simeon (Rice),” Warren Sapp said while speaking to the Tampa Tribune on Wednesday. “Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

Those are some pretty strong words for a guy that hasn’t been on the field since retiring in 2008. The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn’t stop there as he went on to say that Strahan primarily played on the right end during his career, which he believes faces off with the worst position on the offensive line.

“(Rice) didn’t rush the worst lineman,” Sapp explained. “You know, the right tackle is the worst of the five. Strahan played right end his first four years.”

He wasn’t holding back, which isn’t that surprising as he’s always been a guy that voices his opinion. Sapp obviously doesn’t believe Strahan was that great of a player, but the numbers will tell you otherwise.

Strahan is currently fifth on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 141.5 sacks. He also holds the record for the most sacks in a single season with 22.5 in 2001.

Do you believe Michael Strahan was a good defensive end in the NFL?

 

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33 Responses to “Michael Strahan Takes Heat From Warren Sapp”

  1. Eddy Barman

    To the author: You should fix your 5th paragraph. Strahan played AGAINST right tackles, which is the worst position on the OFFENSIVE line. Also Strahan was a defensive END, not defensive tackle as alluded to in your final question.

  2. Anonymous

    warren sapp is an uneducated bafoon who cant even speak a full sentence.

  3. Anonymous

    Warren Sapp? Isn't he in bankruptcy now? Those steroids cost a lot of money over all those years…

  4. Buster Ford

    Hes just mad that he had to file bankruptcy and Michael hasn't. Typical reaction from peers, they cant stand to see someone be a success. Just jealous, some things are just better left unsaid.

  5. Mike Petrucelli

    Warren Sapp is exactly that…. A SAPP..
    Strahan is one of the best ever. Eat that Warren… just like you have been eating everything else. :-O

  6. Omar Wilkins

    Love both players. Sapp should keep quiet. Talking sh*t about him when they both are retired is weak. He should have said this in 2004 when both were in their prime. Saying it now…..just makes him look broke and bitter.

  7. Anonymous

    WARREN ' PUNK *SS SAPP ' IS A JOKE. HE IS A ATTENTION SEEKING WHORE, GETTING TO BE WORST THAN OCHO AND T.O.. IT IS SAD TO SEE FORMER PLAYERS HATING ON OTHER FORMER PLAYERS. YOU NOTICE SAPPY DIDN'T TALK ALL THAT *HIT WHEN THEY WERE PLAYING, HE WAITS UNTIL THEY RETIRE, WITH HIS *UITCH ASS.
    OLD SAPPY IS MAKING CHUMP CHANGE COMPARED TO WHAT MIKE MAKES HOSTING A MORNING SHOW.
    DON'T HATE SAPPY, APPRECIATE.
    WATCH YOUR MOUTH SAPPY YOU MAY NEED MIKE TO GIVE YOU A FEW DOLLARS AFTER BANKRUPTCY, JUST SAYING.

  8. Anonymous

    WARREN ' PUNK *SS SAPP ' IS A JOKE. HE IS A ATTENTION SEEKING WHORE, GETTING TO BE WORST THAN OCHO AND T.O.. IT IS SAD TO SEE FORMER PLAYERS HATING ON OTHER FORMER PLAYERS. YOU NOTICE SAPPY DIDN'T TALK ALL THAT *HIT WHEN THEY WERE PLAYING, HE WAITS UNTIL THEY RETIRE, WITH HIS *UITCH ASS.
    OLD SAPPY IS MAKING CHUMP CHANGE COMPARED TO WHAT MIKE MAKES HOSTING A MORNING SHOW.
    DON'T HATE SAPPY, APPRECIATE.
    WATCH YOUR MOUTH SAPPY YOU MAY NEED MIKE TO GIVE YOU A FEW DOLLARS AFTER BANKRUPTCY, JUST SAYING.

  9. Lee Davis

    All this coming from a "broke, bankrupt" loudmouth who can't manage his money or his mouth….regardless of ranking, wealth, etc., you just can't buy class, Sapp…

  10. Ronald Ross

    Look where Mike is and then look where Warren is. Mike is a Class act Warren is a Buffoon Case cLOSED.

  11. Marcus Phillips

    I wouldn't call Strahan a bum, but the way he broke the single season sack record will always leave a bitter taste in my mouth. Favre literally took a dive so that Strahan could get the sack. That's not classy.

  12. Deanne Sevier

    Strahan was a good player and Sapp was a cheap shot player. So what more would you expect from a cheater?

  13. Vince Lentini

    Both great and Sapp is entitled to his opinion…the fact that Sapp filed bankruptcy is Irrelevant to the conversation

  14. Dale Meyer

    Strahan did play right end his fist four years and his sack totals were pathetic before being moved, they didn't print the entire quote in this article

  15. Joe Finis Sr.

    Sapp is a lowlife no class big mouth wannabe. He needs to STFU.

  16. Mark Losben

    Phyllis Bertomeu Priddy, So. It doesn't change what sddaly 1999 said.

  17. Anonymous

    On top of it, Strahan publicly conducts himself as a gentleman. Saap is acts like a fool and mushmouth idiot

  18. Antonio Maceo

    People actually paying attention to Sapp? The same fucking idiot who compared NFL players to slaves?

  19. Antonio Maceo

    People actually paying attention to Sapp? The same fucking idiot who compared NFL players to slaves?

  20. Leonard Mann

    Strahan has a beautiful career going on television everyday where he's a personality. He's around the pretty ladies every morning and because of what he does he keeps his body in tip top shape because who knows there're some movie deals for strahan that are in the works and topping it all off he's making tons of dollars! …And you just know mad pussy comes his way! I'm not say n he accepts! …And Sapp, well, the highlight of his day is going to chunky cheese! Clearly the man is jealous! He'll be fine whenever he decides to get off the couch and change his life because obviously he's not happy with his own life if he's Concentrating on Mike's life. Warren GETCHO LIFE!!!

  21. Leonard Mann

    OMG! What're you gonna do now SAPP?!!! Mr. Michael Strahan is a cast member if GMA!!!! Just in case you've lived under a rock for the last 10yrs!!! GMA Is not some FRAT! NO! GMA is, " GOOD MORNING AMERICA"!!!!!! Damn Sapp it just look like MIKE is becoming America's Go to Guy! " THE BOY NEXT DOOR" no pun Intended of course Mike. He's killing you SAPP!!! It was said a long time ago by my uncle when u told him that people are talking about me much like you SAPP are speaking about Mike! My uncle said to me that the best revenge on people who talk about you is to LIVE WELL!!! …AND thats what Mike is doing to you!!! He's living well and it's killing you!!!! Everytime you turn the television on from 6am to 10am you die especially if you turn to channel 7!!!!! LMFAO