Warren Sapp rekindled an old rivalry last week when he criticized Michael Strahan for only dominating throughout much of his NFL career because of the position he played. In arguing that his former Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate Simeon Rice should make the Hall of Fame before Strahan, Sapp insisted Strahan was only one of the most successful defensive lineman in NFL history because he played left defensive end instead of right.
On Monday, One of Strahan’s former teammates came to his defense. Would you believe it was Tiki Barber?
“Warren’s an idiot,” Barber told reporters at the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic, per the NY Daily News. “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.”
Barber, who left the New York Giants before their improbable championship run in 2007, has gone out of his way to criticize his former team and coach since he left the NFL. In fact, he reportedly tried to reconcile with Tom Coughlin last year and was stonewalled. However, he must have remained close with Strahan.
“Warren doesn’t know, never played with him (Strahan),” 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.”
Strahan let it bother him the last time Sapp tried to take credit away from him, so I’m sure the comments had the same effect this time — whether he admits it or not. As for whether or not Tiki having his back means anything, I have my doubts.Google+