Confused about the picture above? I’ll give you a minute, and we’ll get to it later….
Update: Sapp tweeted a rebuttal when confronted by Steelers Depot Wednesday afternoon. Sapp said ‘@Steelersdepot Ike Taylor played the worst# game in NFL History as a DB #BiggerIssues Who’s The Other Guy!? #NeedPhoto&Bio’ The feud continues, but will it heat up on the Steelers’ side? I think the players will let the season record do the talking from here on out.
Last year Warren Sapp opened up that big ol’ mouth of his last season and said the Steelers were ‘old, slow, and done.’ The Steelers rebounded after stumbling out of the gates, finished 12-4 on the season, and had the No. 1 ranked defense. How’s that for old, slow, and done? Turns out that in this case Sapp’s mouth was cashing checks he couldn’t afford because The Man has come a knocking at Sapp’s door, and he’s filed for bankruptcy. Wahh Wahh.
Apparently, he thinks he has mass amounts of credibility because he’s running his mouth once again that paints a less than favorable picture for the Steelers in 2012. He has recently predicted that the Steelers won’t make the playoffs this year and will be lucky to finish over .500. Why? Because of the loss of just a few key veterans – specifically Hines Ward, James Farrior and Aaron Smith. *scratching head* Last time I checked Ward, Farrior, and Smith were part of the Blue Hair Club that Sapp so vehemently railed against last season as being old, slow, and done. So wouldn’t their departure be a good thing? And if it’s not a good thing, then doesn’t that mean you were wrong in your assessment last season? Either way Sapp makes about as much sense as an alien working a mail room….
Ahhh now we come to the picture above. If you ever saw Men In Black 2, you might remember a scene in which rapper, Biz Markie, appeared in the mail room scene. In this scene Will Smith’s character beatboxes to a large black guy – who turns out to be an alien – who beatboxes a bunch of nonsense back. Well, Sapp looks and sounds just as foolish as that dude in the mailroom when he talks about the Steelers.
But don’t fret, Nation. The Steelers D stepped up to the mic Tuesday and gave Sapp their own tongue lashing. Ike Taylor (who has decided that part of his new contract last season was to say all the RIGHT things) and Larry Foote went after Sapp during Face Me Ike’s weekly radio show.
“He has other issues. I don’t even want to talk about his other issues. Man, he is worrying about the wrong thing right now. People are coming knocking at his door.” - Ike Taylor
Taylor is clearly going after Sapp and his bankruptcy problems. Foote joined in the volley by citing the reason why Sapp has such a grudge over the Steelers. He recalls the Monday Night game from 2002 when the Steelers played the Bucs and Sapp crossed team lines during warm-ups. Foote said that Joey Porter and Jason Gildon grabbed the Sapp and Nate Webster by the throats before things got out of hand with the larger group of players.
“He came out there hopping like a little girl, and they snatched them up. If he disagreed with what I said, have him call in. I am sure we have footage.” - Larry Foote
It’s no secret that Sapp has a beef with the Steelers because of this. I know that Sapp gets paid to give his opinions on NFL Network. But, his shock jock’ing by saying ludicrous things about teams, especially the Steelers, is a bit much. It’s about as annoying as some shock jock political a-holes out there – pretty soon it’s just a bunch of white noise to my ears.
I’ll just end this by saying the obvious. Warren Sapp, grow up. Flush your bitter pills down the toilet along with your football and analytical careers AND all your money. The Steelers will end the season over .500. In fact, anyone with half a football brain knows that they will be in hot contention for the AFC North (as always) even though they have a new offense under Todd Haley. And, in case you couldn’t understand me, let me put it in terms that you can understand – blerp bleep bloop bwap pwherft flibbity boodah bing dabba dabba ahemina ahemina. Got it? Great.