On Tuesday, former Tampa Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Warren Sapp told reporters that he does not believe former New York Giants’ defensive end Michael Strahan deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
Sapp, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame just a few months ago told reporters he doesn’t think Strahan’s “resume stacks up” while speaking at Super Bowl media day.
Later in the day, Strahan fired back.
“Football was part of my life, but it is not my entire life,” Strahan told Dan Graziano of ESPN New York. “So for some guys, maybe that’s their entire life and that’s all they have to hold onto. Playing football, sacking quarterbacks, that was part of my life, and I did it and I moved on. The tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of the sheep.”
Strahan is one of 15 finalists for Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame election.
“I am. I’m all hype,” Strahan said. “I lasted 15 years, all hype. I had 141.5 career sacks, all hype. I was always a starter. I played left end, and that made me get sacks. My coaches kept putting me in the game because they felt it gave us the best chance to win, and that was all hype.”