Warren Sapp: Michael Strahan does not have a Hall of Fame resume
Warren Sapp is dead set against Michael Strahan being elected to the Hall of Fame. Sapp dislikes Strahan for whatever reason, and the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman has been beating the same drum for about a year now. He was beating it again at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.
“I don’t think his resume stacks up,” Sapp said when asked about Strahan’s chances of getting into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, according to Newsday’s Neil Best. “He only has four straight pro bowls and a mythical sack record. When you really measure him up he comes up short.”
Sapp has long contested that Strahan’s single-season sack record of 22.5 should have an asterisk next to it because Brett Favre basically laid down to give him the record. Last year, Sapp opened fire on Strahan when he said he knew he was about to be elected into the Hall of Fame when the vote came down to him and the former New York Giant.
You can understand Sapp pulling for his former teammate when he said over the summer that Simeon Rice should make the Hall of Fame over Strahan, but his latest argument is pretty weak. Strahan may have only gone to the Pro Bowl in four consecutive seasons, but his total number of Pro Bowl appearances (7) is the same as Sapp’s. Both were also named First-Team All-Pros four times. And it doesn’t hurt that Strahan is 5th in the NFL in career sacks with 141.5.
Sapp has also argued that Strahan would not have had so much success if he didn’t switch to left defensive end, which allowed him to match up against the opposing team’s right tackle. And finally, he thinks Strahan gets more credit than he deserves because he is on a talk show.
“Oh it’s Michael, aw, he’s our guy, he’s on TV with Kelly and oh, he’s such a good guy!” Sapp said Tuesday.
Give it up, Warren. You sound pathetic.