Sapp Says Taylor Played Worst Game In NFL History, Doesn\’t Know Who Foote Is

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and linebacker Larry Foote both responded to the recent claim by NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp that the 2012 Steelers will be lucky to finish over .500 after the loss of key veterans this off-season. Taylor was quoted on his weekly show on Trib Live Radio as saying in regard to Sapp, “He has other issues. I don’t even want to talk about his other issues,” referring to Sapp recently filing for bankruptcy. “Man, he is worrying about the wrong thing right now. People are coming knocking at his door.”

Taylor wasn\’t the only one to go after Sapp, as Foote, who was a guest on the show Tuesday, shed some light on why Sapp has a long time beef with the Steelers organization as he recounted the Monday night game in 2002 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in which fellow linebackers at the time, Joey Porter and Jason Gildon, both snatched Sapp and his teammate Nate Webster by the throats after the two attempted to dance through and interrupt their stretching line. Foote said during the show, “He (Sapp) came out there hopping like a little girl.” Later after telling the story, Foote added, “If he disagreed with what I said, have him call in. I am sure we have footage.”

I asked Sapp for a rebuttal today on Twitter and he gave me one. His tweet read, “Ike Taylor Played the worst# game in NFL History as a DB #BiggerIssues Who\’s The Other Guy!? #NeedPhoto&Bio.” So Sapp clearly took a shot at Taylor and the poor game he had against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Wild Card game last season. Worst game in NFL history though? I doubt that seriously and Taylor has already admitted that he has put that game behind him now and that it was not his best. The “other guy comment” that Sapp made is clearly a shot by Sapp implied that he doesn\’t even know who Foote is, which you know he clearly does.

So now we shall see if Sapp is questioned about this tonight on NFL Total Access, as the story is surely one the show can\’t ignore. Should they ignore it, it will surely show their bias towards Sapp, as to not touch the whole bankruptcy issue. You can make sure that I will be watching close tonight and if Sapp is on, it better be brought up.

UPDATE: Sapp was not part of the NFLTA show Wednesday night, so we have to wait until he is on again and if the subject is avoided, which I am willing to bet it will be.

  • K_razz2003

    the butt hurt is strong in sapp lol

  • Derick

    interesting stuff, let us know if they bring it up Dave? i don’t have television

  • fire arians

    lol, i think he mad

  • Sapp just looks stupid now. That was a bad game, but far from the worst game ever. He just looks like a petulant child now.

  • Scally43

    He didn’t infer anything he implied it. You infer from his implication. Sorry, I know it’s pedantic but i had to correct it

  • SteelersDepot

    No Pulitzer prize for me. DANG IT!!! #BangsHead

  • Jprankster2005

    Lol, He know’s who Foote is……… He just needs to shut up……..

  • Jprankster2005

    No T.V. wow, how do u watch the games…… Or do u just listen to em

  • Frasefra

    Sapp’s life is a “I’m just hear for the party lifestyle”, as my preacher used to say.
    He married a women in 1998 and 2000, had two kids with her in ’98 & ’00 and they were divorced in 2003…here is the kicker. He had 4 other kids with 4 other women…3 of which were born b/t 1998 and 2002.
    He was charged with domestic battery before the Super Bowl in 2010.
    In his BKO filing he claimed to have lost his rings from his U of Miami’s championships and his SB ring. Yeah right!
    As of now, he is a man making $115k per month from the NFL network and his pension who owes $60k/ month in child support to his ex-wife and $14,500/month to the other 4 women he propagated with.
    He owns no car, but owes National Car Rental $90k.
    PNC bank (ironic it is PNC) won a judgement of almost $1 million against him in 2010.
    He also owes the IRS almost a million.
    He owes back property taxes, along with owing lawyers, friends and a SPEECH THERAPIST.
    He is a man who is irresponsible, classless, turgid-mouthed and ego-centric…in other words not a man at all.

    BTW I got all the facts from his BKO filing in April of this year.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    What a SAP!!!

  • RC

    Of course he knows, but his words are a form of figurative language called sarcasm.

  • Kev

    Clark DID NOT PLAY in that game AT ALL.

  • Moses

    Is there any video of the incident? I’ve been searching, but have come up empty.

    Others are saying Bettis pushed him with no reference to the throat grab.

    I’d really enjoy seeing video of Sapp getting pushed or chocked right about now.

  • Woodleykills56

    This guy still has a job? Amazing.

  • Jfishel

    I don’t have one either, but I catch every game online.

  • Derick

    sports bar man, id never stay home for a game

  • Derick

    nice write up, character says it all

  • Frasefra

    Tweet Warren, where are his championship rings…tell him Ike and Foote still have there’s.

  • Bob

    Never liked Sapp.

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  • hp

    I’m pretty sure Sapp still cringes when he hears someone say “here comes Joey Porter.”
    But so do a lot of other folks..

  • Jrobdove

    Sapp, is aptly named. The guy was not much as a player and is not much of a sports caster, what channel is this show on that features this turkey so far in advance of thanksgiving?

  • steelerfan

    Warren who?

  • Big Jim

    Wasnt Coach Tomlin staff on that SB team. Im sure he has some stories about Sapp. Oh its not worth mentioning.

  • Wdmason

    I was actually glad we lost the Denver game, after I got over the shock, because we were not going to advance with all the serious injuries (Starks, Hampton, Keisel, Mendy) and we may not have had the excellent draft picks we have now. I hope someone doesnt say this is a stupid comment. I have a TV but I dont watch it. Living in Florida, I go online as well for Steeler games.

  • Finnegans Wake

    Nate Webster?

    The same Nate Webster who’s going away for a dozen years for having sex with a 15-year-old?

    Sapp, the only reason he has a ring is because Chucky had the insider scoop on the Raiders. Otherwise… paper champs.

  • mghjr88

    That is basically his role on NFL TA

  • Kyle Kitzmiller

    Are you sure that’s him? I thought his handle was @QBKILLA

  • Mixmaxmove

    Sapp Drinking Haterade!

  • Fish

    No one’s mentioned one of the best parts, when after the game Lee Flowers went off on what he and the Steelers viewed as a biased media who loved the Buc’s and gave the Steelers no recognition prior to the game.

    “They ain’t tough”
    “We got the best defense in the league”
    “They ain’t nothing but Paper Champions”
    “Paper Champs”

  • David D.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Sapp didn’t know who Foote is…If you’ve ever watched him it’s obvious he doesn’t do any homework for his TV gigs…he just runs his big mouth & tries to draw attention to himself.

  • Volk3nine

    I’d like to see and end to this story. Mr. Sapp was overatred as a player and a poorly conceived joke as an analyst.

  • carbolaw

    So wouldn’t you say that by admitting he does not know who Foote is (a starting LB for the #1 defense in the NFL and a fairly highly sought after free agent just a few seasons ago) Sapp has just admitted he is not qualified to be an NFL analyst???

  • Matthew James Williamson

    Not knowing foote may be why nfl network isn’t renewing Zappa contract

  • Ruggs3729

    pay your bills scumbag….go get welfare.. its in your blood…better yet go pedal some weed..scumbag…

  • Dan

    Wow, even PNC gets a piece of the action. Pittsburgh owns Warren Sapp.

  • Jason Brown

    Yep, but we sure know who Sapp is…from a mile away. He’s the large round thing that’s wobbling at ya who’s mouth is in a constant fight with his head to see who can take up more real estate.

  • 1st & 10

    Foote is the guy who has 2 SB rings and 3 SB appearances to Sapps one.

  • Fan1

    His last name says it all SAPP

  • Datuts

    Sapp doesn’t like the Steelers because his homies are on the Ravens! He takes shots at Polamalu all the time, and nut hugs Ray ‘The Murderer’ Lewis every time he can! Nothing new! Let’s see how much money he’s willing to put up on the Steelers not going over .500. Oh wait, HE HAS NO MONEY! Just another knucklehead from the U!!!

  • Jacob Dixon

    They are trying to hide many of his weakness but it is hard