It’s been a long time since Warren Sapp squeezed his little piggy-legs in football pants but the broke blowhard offers plenty of opinion regarding the current state of the NFL, namely aPittsburgh Steelers defense that he has ad nauseam branded ’old and slow’. Sapp was back at it Wednesday, when asked byNFL Total Access if he still thinks the Steelers defense ’old and slow’ the bankrupt pundit took the bait exclaiming ”yes, I would.”
It appears Sapp has waited a long time to throw mud at thePittsburgh Steelers, a franchise that repeatedly turned the outspoken defensive lineman into a non-factor back when he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One such instance that has become legend in the Pittsburgh Sports Bible took place during a Monday Night Football match-up in Tampa Bay onDecember 23, 2002.
Warren Sapp was fond of walking through the opposition’s pre-game warm-ups, an action considered highly disrespectful by opposing athletes. Apparently the never-missed-a-meal Sappwas joined by teammate Nate Webster as the two attempted to skip like schoolgirls through the stretching-line. According toSteelers linebacker Larry Foote the two were met by Jason Gildon and Joey Porter, who were not at all amused and so proceeded to snatch the Buccaneers by the throat and sent them on their way, the Pittsburgh Steelers bullied Tampa Bay up and down the field until the game closed at 17 – 7. I guessWarren Sapp never got over that, 240 pairs of sneakers or not.
John Thomas Menesini
NFL Staff Writer
Football Extra Points