Warren Sapp Takes To TV For Simeon RiceJune 26th, 2013
While Donald Penn may have passed on TV time this morning on NFL Network’s glorified waste of electricity, the dancing-obsessed “NFL AM,” Warren Sapp did not.
No, Sapp wasn’t scheduled to go on NFL AM to discuss his dance moves. Sapp, soon to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, appeared last night on “Total Access” — a show that somehow avoids forced dancing talk into each episode — and again, campaigned for his former teammate Simeon Rice to join him in Canton. That continued Sapp’s war of words against former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.
When asked to comment on intern-loving, former Giants disgruntled running back and fallen media mogul Tiki Barber’s statement that Sapp is “an idiot” for mocking Strahan, Sapp tried to dodge it, but when pressed, he came out firing like only Sapp can.
The Giants “drafted Michael Strahan to replace the great Lawrence Taylor on the right side and he averaged four sacks a year [at right end],” Sapp said. Strahan had 128 sacks and “Simeon Rice had 122 and had never been moved.
“The only Tiki I want to talk about is at the Postcard Inn.”
Joe thinks Sapp makes a great point. Rice nearly had as many sacks as Strahan and neither the Cardinals, who drafted Rice, nor the Bucs had to find a position for him to excel. Rice dominated at right defensive end.
Joe fears Rice will go down in NFL history as the L.C. Greenwood of his day: a ferocious pass rusher who was the odd man out with so many teammates getting into Canton.
And Joe believes there will be three more of Sapp’s former teammates who will reach Canton.