Hatred causes people to not think clearly and say irrational things. And with that, we bring you Warren Sapp's diatribe on Michael Strahan.
Sapp, who made his name as a great defensive tackle for the Buccaneers, isn't a big fan of former Giants end Strahan, one of the game's greats in his own right. So he unleashed on Strahan to the Tampa Tribune. And let's see if you can find the logic in any of his arguments, because it's pretty hard to find.
Sapp on Strahan vs. his former Buccaneers teammate Simeon Rice:
"Nobody ever talks about Simeon,'' Sapp told the Tampa Tribune. "Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday."
Rice had 122 sacks, Strahan had 141.5. Strahan played three more seasons, so that comparison is not totally fair, but let's say at very least they're comparable as pass rushers (and Strahan was clearly a better all-around end).
Sapp on Strahan being overrated because he played against right tackles:
"(Rice) didn't rush the worst lineman,'' Sapp said. "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."
Sapp on Strahan not being very good because (and hold on, the ride's about to get real bumpy) he played two games a year against former Eagles tackle Jon Runyan:
"They put him at right end and he couldn't do it, so they moved him to the weak guy," Sapp told the Tampa Tribune. "One-on-one with the (Eagles right tackle) Jon Runyans for eight quarters every year."
Sapp got into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, ahead of Strahan (who will get in someday soon too), but apparently he is just going to keep trolling Strahan until he gets his point across.
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