Warren Sapp to Haynesworth: "Let's stop the BS"
If I'm going to get to 1,000 Haynesworth posts by September 12, I'm going to have to publish some lame quotes from completely uninteresting parties. This one isn't in that category.
Warren Sapp is one of the best NFL defensive tackles in recent memory, and he also isn't a particularly shy fellow. So when he was asked about Albert over the weekend, the results were worth noting.
"Let's stop the BS, like we like to say," Sapp told Vic Carucci and Howard Balzer on SiRIUS NFL Radio. "I mean, c'mon, son. You sat at the table. The people told you they had a very lovely check for you....Albert Haynesworth, you took the check, now show up to the job, son. It's that simple. You take that kind of check. I mean, I'll flip dogs for you. I mean, c'mon, what you want me to do, you want me to return punts? I mean, what? C'mon. Stop it. Stop it. Stop it."
One of the hosts pointed out that Haynesworth even had issues with Greg Blache last year, when the Skins were running a 4-3.
"How about he had issues with showing up for the Cowboy game and the Eagle game," Sapp countered. "I mean, if a body part's not missing, you're showing up for division games. Are you kidding me?"
Then Sapp was asked whether Haynesworth should be considered a dominant defensive tackle when he's playing and healthy, possibly the best defensive player in the game.
"No. No. No," Sapp said. "He's not consistent enough. The numbers aren't there. I mean, I saw the four plays in a row playing the Atlanta Falcons when he was on the goal line, he looks like a manchild. Some of those games he was running, him and [Kyle] Vanden Bosch, they really had that defense rolling. He was playing the game the way it was supposed to be played.
"But you can't tell me that a man that has, what,  sacks in his life is one of the most dominant players to ever play this game. I mean, I don't remember that game where he took it over, you know what I'm saying? I remember me and Brett Favre up in Green Bay going at it in the playoff game. I don't have that signature game for Haynesworth. I don't have that signature season. Don't give me one. That's a rule of ours, isn't it? I mean, one's a fluke. Two, you become consistent. Now three, you've arrived. I don't think the man's had a 10-sack season. I mean, Tony Dungy told me when I was playing the game, he said you want to be arrived in this game, you've got to get to 10 sacks. That's what I tell all young defensive tackles, you want a name in this game, rush like an end, and then you get in the conversation."
Of course, the whole problem arises because Haynesworth wants to rush like an end, and then get in the conversation. He did his job well last year when he was on the field, and his neighbors piled up the sack totals, and he didn't, and now people say he's overrated, which is why he doesn't want to be a space-filler in a 3-4.
But whatever. Warren Sapp has "c'mon, son'd" Haynesworth, adding one more name to the list.
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