Tiki Barber: “Warren Sapp is an Idiot”
In case you hadn’t heard, last week Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp (I still cringe that I have to write that, but it’s my job) said that if he were in charge of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, that he’d put his former teammate Simeon Rice in before Sack-Machine Michael Strahan.
“Nobody ever talks about Simeon,” Sapp said. “Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday.”
“(Rice) didn’t rush the worst lineman,” said Sapp. “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.'” He said. “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.”
Rice was a great pass-rusher, too, and I’m not disagreeing with Sapp saying that he isn’t great – but butting him on a higher pedestal than Michael Strahan is ridiculous. Simeon Rice had 122 sacks in his career. Strahan posted 141, and ranks fifth on the all-time sack list, not to mention he owns the record for most sacks in a season (22.5 in 2001).
This caught the ear of former Giants RB Tiki Barber, and he jumped to the defense of his former teammate.
“Warren’s an idiot,” Barber said, via the New York Post’s Paul Schwartz on Monday.
“He just wants to say things to be idiotic. I played with Stray for my whole career. He is the greatest of the great. He is a great teammate, he kept things light, but on game day he was as serious as a heart attack and it showed in his play. Warren doesn’t know, never played with him,” Barber said. “I don’t put any credence in his opinion. “I hope Stray doesn’t let it bother him. I don’t think it does.”
I’m with you Tiki, and not just because you paid for the open bar when we were in Los Angeles. Warren Sapp is an idiot, all he does is flap his lips 24-7 and tries to be in the spotlight. From calling out “snitches” on Live TV to this. Warren is a moron and I don’t respect his opinions. I’ll also be changing the channel when he gives his Hall of Fame induction speech in August, as I don’t think he is a true Hall of Famer. Shame on you, voters!
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