Strahan: Warren Sapp Is A “Sheep”

January 29th, 2014

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Yesterday, former Bucs great and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp held court for a handful of reporters at Super Bowl Media Day during the stampede to the trough a luncheon in-between team sessions of the annual NFL festival of frivolity.

Sapp, never ever at a loss for words, was prodded by Gotham media types to rekindle his loathing for all things Michael Strahan. And when teed up, Sapp didn’t disappoint.

But this time, Strahan, who usually takes the high road when Sapp calls him out, raked Sapp over the coals when he learned of Sapp’s latest barrage, recounts Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

“[I’m] glad he doesn’t have a vote,” said Strahan, one of 15 finalists who will be considered for enshrinement in the Hall’s Class of 2014 when the selection committee meets on Saturday morning, during a press conference of Fox Sports’ on-air talent at the Sheraton in Midtown. “A tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of a sheep.

“I’m all hype,” said Strahan, 42, tongue planted in cheek. “I lasted 15 years on all hype, 141 1/2 career sacks, all hype. I was always a starter, coaches put me out there, because I was just hype. I played left end, and that made me get sacks.

“I don’t understand what the problem is, to be honest with you,” Strahan said. “I’m not a coward to talk to somebody else when I have somebody’s number. I’m going to come to you and tell you I have a problem.”

It’s cool to see Strahan now finally get worked up after Sapp has blasted him time and again over the years.

What Joe would love to see is if Strahan can get Sapp on his show with cutie Kelly Ripa, or if Strahan can confront Sapp on the NFL Network, and the two throw down WWE style.

Now THAT would get a helluva lot more eyeballs to the NFL Network that constant friggin’ dance talk.

22 Responses to “Strahan: Warren Sapp Is A “Sheep””

  1. SAMCRO Says:

    That would be unprofessional and childish. Sapp has been provoking Strahan for a long time like a bully on the street for no apparent reason other than getting Brooks in the HOF before Strahan. Sapp is so ghetto. …but I have to admit if they threw down I would want a front row seat. lol

  2. Snook Says:

    Like Sapp has said… Rice is more of a HOF than Strahan.

  3. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    “Rice is more of a HOF than Strahan”

    I hear you, but isn’t that like saying George Seifert is more deserving (HOF) than Tony Dungy?

  4. Al Says:

    Sapp is a first rate football player and a second rate human being.

  5. Bucs for life Says:

    Joe: can you answer me why Simeon Rice doesn’t get recognition he deserves? I’m pretty sure he was the second fastest player to reach 100 sacks in the history of the nfl and in his prime he was without a doubt the best pass rusher in the league. If his shoulder would have never blown out he would have had at least three more 10+ sack seasons. I know he got kicked off a pro bowl by Andy Reid but what’s the deal with him not getting his recognition?

  6. INVESTWAX Says:

    The difference between class as Sapp is that Sapp feels he has to put someone else down to raise someone up. He cannot simply compare and contrast without insulting.

    Hate to do this, but time to adjust my screen name:

    STFU Sapp

  7. Hesson0208 Says:

    Sapp has been hating on Strahan (out of bitterness & jealously) ever since that season where Sapp predicted that he was going to break the single season sack record and then Strahan actually embed up getting like 22 sacks or something and beat Sapp by like 8 or 9 sacks. Sapp has been a hater ever since. What a punk. Although, I am a huge Sapp fan. His level of jealously towards Strahan is embarrassing.

  8. Bucfan#37 Says:

    It will be a long wait before another Buc player takes away Sapp’s status as best Buc ever, IMO. I still laugh at him calling Strahan a “gap toothed donkey”. Just hilarious.

  9. Cmurda Says:

    Sapp’s beef goes back to Favre diving. Anyone, and I mean anyone, that saw that game knows Brett threw Strahan a bone so he would get the record. The record is forever tainted. Considering the amount of respect Sapp has for Brett, I think he takes out his disgust on Strahan. I can honestly understand Sapp’s frustration but it is misguided to direct it at Strahan.

  10. Cmurda Says:

    Sapp’s beef goes back to Favre diving. Anyone, and I mean anyone, that saw that game knows Brett threw Strahan a bone so he would get the record. The record is forever tainted. Considering the amount of respect Sapp has for Brett, I think he takes out his disgust on Strahan. I can honestly understand Sapp’s frustration but it is misguided to direct it at Strahan.

  11. tiny tim Says:

    @ Samcro

    When does having an opinion whether right or wrong make a person ghetto? Just because a person is black doesn’t mean his actions are ghetto or he is a thug.

    @ Joe

    Nicole Zaloumis is enough to get my eyeballs on the nfl network!!!

  12. BucfaninMi Says:

    Sapp is right.

  13. sneedy16 Says:

    @tiny tim

    I never understood the misuse of those words, but some like to stereotype.

    ghet·to noun \ˈge-(ˌ)tō\
    : a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditions

    : the poorest part of a city

    thug noun \ˈthəg\
    : a violent criminal
    : a brutal ruffian or assassin : gangster, tough

  14. Jason Says:

    Sapp’s beef actually has to do with the fact that Simeon Rice does not get near the recognition Strahan does and has just as good if not better stats. He only played 10 years and had 122 strahan had 141.5 over 15 years. I think longevity is the only reason strahan gets so much recognition but Simeon Rice was a beast, I mean he averaged 12 sacks a year!

  15. Jason Says:

    Might I add that was at Right DE where he was constantly taking on the OL Left Tackle. while Strahan did it from the other side usually taking on the weaker right tackle. Sapp has a point

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Sapp is not right, not even a little bit. Strahan was an absolutely dominant DE, and deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. It’s convenient that Sapp would say what he has had to say about Strahan, yet he’s never had to block him. How many games of Strahan did Sapp watch? So what if the sack record was tainted, he still had twenty something legit sacks! That is an absolutely crazy number. Strahan was a leader, a perennial all-pro, has a championship, and was a force on the football field. Sapp should be embarrassed, and I hope that one day he comes to his senses, although that is very unlikely to happen.

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    So hall of fame has to be restricted to what side of the line you played against? How stupid! Do you also realize that it can be argued that it is much harder to get sacks from the right side, because the QB can see you coming? Funny how nobody mentions that. You don’t know what you are talking about, and you really need to think about what you are saying, because you are making yourself look absolutely ridiculous.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You do not put one person down to lift another person up. You always come across as petty, and deservedly so. Whether or not Rice deserves to be in the H.O.F. means nothing when discussing Strahan. I haven’t heard Strahan complain about other guys that are in that shouldn’t be. Talk about what Rice did, but don’t talk poorly about another great player. If anything, that hurts the chances Rice has to get in.

  19. Cmurda Says:

    I don’t agree with Sapp. I think Strahan absolutely deserves to be in the Hall. The whole Left tackle vs Right Tackle argument is just flat out incompetent. Hawaiian is right to say that most QB’s are right handed and obviously can see the right side coming much easier than their blind side. I simply was implying what I think Sapp’s beef stems from. Like I said, Sapp’s disdain is misguided. He should be whining at his boy Favre who did a doggie roll for Strahan. I think Sapp’s mindset is that if Strahan gets in it is because of longevity and the “tainted” sack record. Strahan should get in because he was a force and he did it consistently. Way too much credit being given to the sack record when in fact the dude had 20+ sacks anyway that year. Simeon Rice being eligible or deserving of the Hall is an entirely different discussion. Simeon is missing the durability and longevity factor which is probably enough to keep him out.

  20. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    Sapp is king,hands down.

  21. Joe Says:

    Nicole Zaloumis is enough to get my eyeballs on the nfl network!!!

    Until she opens her yap to talk dancing.

    Just wanna throw a coffee mug through my TV!

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Say whatever you like Sapp. I don’t care and never will. Talk all you want, right or wrong.

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