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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Michael Strahan doesn’t understand what Warren Sapp’s problem is

Michael StrahanMichael Strahan responded on Tuesday to Warren Sapp, who once again criticized the former New York Giants defensive lineman’s credentials for the Hall of Fame.

On Tuesday, Sapp, who was part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2013, told Newsday that Strahan should fall short of making it into Canton this year. Strahan is one of the finalists for the Class of 2014, which will be announced Saturday.

Strahan doesn’t get why Sapp is so critical of him.

“I don’t understand what the problem is, to be … honest with you,” Strahan said, via the New York Daily News. “If you have a problem with me, I’m the type of guy you come and talk to me. I’m not a coward to talk to somebody else when I have somebody’s number. I’m going to come to you and tell you if I have a problem.

“So I don’t understand what this whole thing is about.”

Sapp has long said that Strahan doesn’t measure up as a Hall of Famer. He believes Strahan is receiving support because he played in New York, is on TV, and is viewed as a likable, friendly guy. Strahan gave a sarcastic response to all that.

“I am. I’m all hype. I lasted 15 years on all hype, 1411/2 career sacks — all hype . . . Yeah, I was all hype.”

This feud has been brewing for over a decade, and it really is clear that Sapp just doesn’t like Strahan. When Strahan set the sack record thanks to Brett Favre lying down, Sapp called it a “travesty.”

The two sparred last February, and Sapp took another shot at Michael in June. And now he’s doing it again. I guess if you get your buddy to lay down for you to give you a record, Sapp won’t ever let it go.

Sure, that was a crappy way to set a record, but Sapp’s being so biased here. Strahan might not be as good as Sapp, who is one of the greatest defensive tackles ever, but Strahan is still a Hall of Famer. Once he gets that gold jacket, Sapp better start treating him like someone who earned it.

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