Very few people would argue that Simeon Rice had a better NFL career than Michael Strahan, but Warren Sapp likes to be different. Plus, Sapp and Strahan don’t exactly get along. Earlier this year, Sapp was announced as one of the members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013. He made it over Strahan, and he believes another former Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman should do the same.
On Wednesday, Sapp said Strahan wasn’t even close to as good of a pass rusher as Simeon Rice.
“Nobody ever talks about Simeon,” Sapp said, according to The Tampa Tribune. “Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday.”
On paper, the two are incredibly close. Strahan recorded 141.5 sacks in his 15-year career and Rice had 122 in his 12 years as an NFL pro. Strahan also holds the NFL record for sacks in a single season with 22.5, but Sapp argued that his success is a product of the New York Giants’ decision to move him to left defensive end.