Ike Taylor Thinks Warren Sapp Needs To Worry About His Bankruptcy & Not The Steelers

Current NFL Network analyst and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp recently proclaimed that the Pittsburgh Steelers lost too much veteran leadership this off-season and predicts that they would fall below .500 this upcoming season as a result. This is nothing new from Sapp, who last year before the start of the season declared on Inside the NFL, “The Pittsburgh Steelers. I have three things: old, slow and it\’s over. It\’s just that simple.”

On Tuesday, Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was asked about the most recent prediction made by Sapp on The Ike Taylor Show, which airs weekly on Trib Live Radio. Taylor had some pretty strong words that included references to Sapp recently filing for bankruptcy.

“I don\’t like giving nobody no props,” said Taylor when host John Harris prodded him for his thoughts. When pushed further why by Harris, Taylor said, “Because he don\’t even deserve it.” Later on in the interview Taylor added, “He has other issues. I don’t even want to talk about his other issues,” Taylor said as he obviously referring to Sapp recently filing for bankruptcy. “Man, he is worrying about the wrong thing right now. People are coming knocking at his door.”

Also joining Taylor on Tuesday was veteran linebacker Larry Foote, who shed a little more light on why Sapp always has such a distaste for the Steelers. Foote referenced the 2002 Monday night game against the Buccaneers when Steelers linebackers Joey Porter and Jason Gildon grabbed Sapp and teammate Nate Webster by the throats after the two tried to interrupt the Steelers stretching line prior to the game. Foote later added after referencing the incident, “He (Sapp) came out there hopping like a little girl, said Foote, who later added, “If he disagreed with what I said, have him call in. I am sure we have footage.”

Now surely the comments made by both Taylor and Foote are going to get back to Sapp and you can bet that there will be a response, likely by the end of the week. This is going to get very entertaining and you can\’t blame the Steelers veteran defensive players for saying what they did.

Thanks to Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for the quotes and Trib Live Radio for the audio, which you can hear below.


  • Jason White

    Sapp is a damn idiot.

  • SteelersDepot

    My spelin gits werser & werser the more xanax I taik.

  • Harold

    I miss Joey Porter.

  • Jason Brown

    Sapp retains his status as a bombastic and ignorant d-bag. What a worthless piece of lard. Always was, always will be…..from the looks of it, the guy ate his way into bankruptcy. Ciao, loser.

  • CW

    Sapp last year: Steelers have too much age on their team… They’re done.

    Sapp this year: Steelers have too few veterans on their team…. They’re done.

    You think Sapp might just have something against the Steelers or something.

    Can’t wait until Sapp tells everybody why next year’s Steelers are done before a single preseason game is played. I’m sure it will have as much truth to it as last year’s statement did.

  • Jason White

    You would think that retard would have learned his lesson by now. The Steelers are a resilient team. That was no more evident than last season when they over came injury after injury on their way to a 12-4 record that according to Sapp they wouldn’t be able accomplish.

    I don’t know why so many people think the loss of Ward, Farrior, and Smith will hurt us. Smith hasn’t played a full season since 2008 and there are 2 capable guys behind him. Ward unfortunately didn’t see much playing time last season due to the amount of talent at receiver. Farrior has been declining for a few seasons now and last year he split snaps with Foote who is the short term replacement to Farrior. I wish i could slap the jelly donut out of Sapp’s hand as I laugh in his face at the end of next season when the Steelers do yet again what he says they can’t.

  • RIP

    Sapp like a lot of anal ists on the NFL network is really not aware of the facts. Do they really study this team? Hell no. They just regurgitate what others have said without actually looking into the matter. Sapp besides hating the Steelers is bitter because he is losing his job.

  • Dave L

    The guy has his own opinions, that is what he is paid for. He is correct the Steelers defense is old and slow but it is still productive.

  • I don’t know the context, but to go from old/slow/over to “too young” seems disingenuous. We succeeded last year, and we will again. “Sorry Mr. Tax Man, Warren isn’t home right now, but I’ll give him this message…”

  • Nateron85

    I’m going to have to play devil’s advocate here a little. One difference, among many, between Warren Sapp and Ike Taylor is that “QBKilla” has a job where he analyzes and gives his opinion. Getting mad at analysts and writers means that you’re focused on the wrong things this offseason or even during the season. On top of that, not just commenting on his predictions but pulling Sapp’s personal problems into the conversation is just unprofessional. We all hope Sapp isn’t right but to think we won’t miss players like Farrior, Ward, and Smith even in just a leadership capacity would be an insult to what those guys meant to us. Maybe Warren is coming from a vendictive place with his comments but many a Steelers fan have been worried about the lack of youth on the defense and the loss of leadership on both sides of the ball.


    As Benjamin Franklin said, Xanax is God’s way of telling us he wants us to chill.


    On behalf of the mentally challenged everywhere, please do not raise Warren Sapp to our level.

  • Jprankster2005

    Sapp is a dried up bum…….. How do u make millions and file for bankrupcty……. He just wish he could of been a Steeler…… I like the Veterans sticking up for there team.

  • Jprankster2005

    Maybe he wants to play for the Steelers haha

  • Jprankster2005

    Wow Xanax been around that long lol

  • Jprankster2005

    You always ask me what drugs I’m taking lol……. Now i know what your taking haha

  • Shannon Stephenson

    What is funny is that I find Sapp entertaining…too bad he is anal on the Steeleres all the time

  • SteelersDepot

    That spelling bee bit with Siri was fantastic.

  • Mos_def98

    i wish there was a way we all could get warren sapp email address i know he is on twitter but im not on twitter but that dude is a flat out hater and its not even funny. last year i watched how he spoke so highly of Ed Reed over Troy and thats cool but he tried to make Troy out like he is a bum that just gambles or takes goods guesses the dude needs and has to go.

  • Button_guy

    Sapp was a great player who turned into an old, gossipy hag. Way to uphold your integrity, ya fuggin prick!

  • Yeah, Sapp is entertaining, but he is also a tool.

  • Kevin

    Do not argue with idiots because they will take you down to their level then beat you with experience……..

  • barcat

    I disagree with you Nateron85, Ike was asked a question, he tried to not get into it, but was asked again and again. I would have more of a problem if Ike didn’t step up and support his team. I understand what analysts do, it is their job to stir the pot, but Ike is simply defending his family, and I have no problem with that, especially for a guy that everyone knows hates the Steelers ever since he has played against them.

  • Jabsosteel


    If the guy is paid to give his opinion, he better be ready to take it back the other way. We don’t live in a vacuum. Also, if the guy (Sapp) has an agenda then he’s gonna catch heat about it. There’s nothing wrong with getting together bulletin board material to motivate players which is how I would chalk up Ike’s response. In terms of his personal problems, when you put yourself out there as a public figure you open yourself up to public scrutiny. It’s the price to play the game and collect the checks. If he didn’t like it, he could have opted out of public life and taken a desk job somewhere, right?

  • Dan

    Expect Warren Sapp to make some flippant remark about Tim Tebow or Demariyous Thomas.

  • Dan

    What integrity has he ever had?

  • CW

    More like wanted to play for the Steelers. He’s a washed up football player these days.

  • dgh57

    I recall a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers where Sapp laid a pancake block on a Packers player who was nowhere near the play. Don’t remember what year it was but the media made a big deal out of it.

    Ever since then I have lost all respect for the guy!!

    Since that day I now call him Warren Sapp(ass)!!!!

  • Nateron85

    You are not wrong. I just would rather our guys remain classy about the whole thing and take the high road. This isn’t a current player or coach, so what’s there to gain. My dad always said, if you play with shit, you get it on you.

  • LucasY59

    I would LOVE to see the footage of Porter and Gildon putting sapp in his place!