• Warren Sapp slammed Michael Strahan to make some point that Simeon Rice was a great player. He also got in a shot at Jon Runyan:
“Nobody ever talks about Simeon (Rice),” Sapp told the Tampa Tribune. “Simeon was a better rusher than Michael Strahan any day of the week and twice on Sunday. (Rice) didn’t rush the worst lineman. 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.”
“They put (Strahan) at right end and he couldn’t do it, so they moved him to the weak guy. One-on-one with the (Eagles right tackle) Jon Runyans for eight quarters every year. Sim won’t ever have his name brought up (for the Hall of Fame), and that’s a shame. He’s one of the best pass rushers I’ve ever encountered in my life.”
There’s no questioning Warren Sapp’s professional football career. He was an outstanding player. However, those days are over, and both Runyan and Strahan have gone on to bigtime post-football careers. Sapp is a broke, alleged woman-beating asshole who is horrrrrrid on TV, while Runyan is now a congressman, and Strahan is a legitimately talented TV personality. Showtime wised up and fired him (or didn’t renew his contract, or whatever other nice way of saying it) after making the terrible decision to hire him in the first place, but it’s absolutely incredible to me that NFL Network renewed Sapp’s contract last year. He’s a bad guy, and worse, he sucks at his job. It’s only a matter of time before NFL Network dumps him. Then again, that’s a station that employs Heath Evans and Jamie Dukes, sooooo…
• Recently released Packers LB Desmond Bishop has gotten interest from a number of teams, including the Giants. The other teams are the Vikings, Chiefs, and Jaguars. The Giants seem to like bringing in players who play well against them. For years, Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson played well against the Giants, and now they are Giants. Similarly, Bishop had a great game against the Giants in the 2011 playoffs, and now he’s getting a look. More on that game if they sign him.