Thank You Warren Sapp For Discrediting Yourself Yet Again

Warren Sapp Steelers BiasI think Warren Sapp is a funny guy. Really, I do. Also, as a former player he knows his X\’s and O\’s, so anytime he breaks down tape, I thoroughly enjoy it. What Sapp is not good at, is having a firm grasp on teams around the league from a personnel standpoint. He has shown this time and time again and recently made himself look like a fool, yet again, on the Thursday edition of NFL Total Access.

While trying to explain why the Pittsburgh Steelers will not be an elite team this season, Sapp points to the Steelers having a new first year right guard, who he referenced as a second round pick that would be replacing Chris Kemoeatu? What? Really Sapp? David DeCastro, perhaps you heard of him, was a first round selection, not a second. Replacing Kemoeatu? What? Kemoeatu played left guard his entire career. DeCastro, should he win the starting spot out of training camp, would be replacing Ramon Foster, who finished the 2011 season at right guard, the same right guard spot that has been in flux for the last several seasons in Pittsburgh and thus the reason that DeCastro was drafted.

At the end of the segment, Sapp also made himself look like a fool again. Hard to do, right? Sapp drives home one more final shot at the Steelers by saying that they intend to anchor the middle of their 3-4 defense with a 280 pound nose tackle named Steve McLendon. He then raises his eyes in horror. Well, he did get half of that right. McLendon is likely the man that will be relied on heavily be the starter this year at nose tackle, at least until Casey Hampton is back to full health. McLendon, however, does not weigh 280 pounds anymore. Perhaps the computers at the NFL Network are down. McLendon weighed over 300 pounds at the end of last year and now tips the scales between 320 and 325 pounds. That\’s 40 to 45 pounds difference there, Warren.

Face it Warren, you have admitted to me in the past your bias towards the Steelers. You\’re a Dallas Cowboys fan. I accept that, but if you are going to keep discrediting yourself to support your bias, I will continue to call out for it.

  • Ahmad

    I noticed all of those things and pointed them out to him on Twitter. Seriously, if you’re going to insult a team, at least get your facts straight first.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Its amazing he still has a job.

  • RMSteeler

    His last name explains everything, with an extra p as an exclamation point.

  • Jesse Murray

    Give Sapp a break he doesnt have time for football research to busy looking up Bankruptcy lawyers and cheap all u can eat buffets.

  • Exactly

  • grw1960

    Not to mention the other anylist picking the Ravens to win the division.
    Most talk show anylists seem to have the Ravens running 2nd or 3d depending hugely on how well the Bengals do.
    Barring injuries most talk anylists are leaning for Bengals winning divsion with Steelers or Ravens 2nd.

  • Brian Miller

    Well said Mr. Bryan!! I just came from the NFL website and saw that interview…I was so outraged by his ignorance and obvious dislike for the Steelers AGAIN that I accidentally hit the keyboard in anger and went to another webpage while trying to type a retort!! Ah, well as someone said below, how much stock should you really put in a person who declares bankruptcy to avoid paying off numerous women he has impregnated??

  • JohnnyV1

    Sapp is entertaining because he thinks he’s brighter than he is, more knowledgeable than he is. We all know from watching him and hearing what he has to say that he lacks credibility in many areas, but he blabbs on like he thinks he knows and we believe him, which is funny to us, the viewers. I was surprised NFL Network kept him on. His personal life is a trainwreck.

  • Jason White

    Pardon the language, I mean no offense but you have made Warren Sapp your b*tch. I absolutely cant stop laughing at the extremely low level of intelligence that Warren Crap displays. I have no ties to football other than being a avid fan and I know I could do a better job than Warren Crap.

  • Buccos9

    The Steelers share some blame because the roster on the Steelers official web site still lists McLendon as 280 pounds. Why hasn’t this been changed? Surely the team has weighed the guy since he weighed 280.

  • I thought that was stupid too. The Ravens have more question marks on defense, than the Steelers. For example, with Suggs injury, and Jarret Johnson moving onto SD, who is going to play OLB? That leaves Kindle and Upshaw, who have combined for two games in the NFL.

  • Jason White

    Not to mention they lost their top 2 backups at safety with Ed Reed’s questionable health. I love how these “experts” who pull out age and injury cards with the Steelers never want to apply them to the Ravens cause like you said they have more question marks than the Steelers. Most of these question marks they put on the Steelers aren’t that big.

    Anyone of our corners are better than Gay
    Smith hasn’t played much anyways so that dont count
    Farrior started to decline over the last couple seasons and in his place Foote has played well.

    Other than seeing what some of our new players bring I think the Steelers are in excellent shape. The biggest question other than Wallace in the left tackle job. Backup safety is a concern to me atleast for now unless maybe Myron Rolle can make the team by showing us something.