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Sapp Takes a Shot at Ndamukong Suh

Former NFL defensive tackle and now NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp doesn’t hold back when it comes to analyzing players. He believes Ndamukong Suh needs to take a serious look in the mirror this offseason and evaluate himself.

The thing that affected him was he played such a power game, grabbing people and slinging them out of the way,” Sapp said according to Anwar Richardson of “He had rotator cuff surgery. I had one on each shoulder. I kind of know what that’s like. You have to put yourself in a position where there was no offseason, no rehabbing and all the things he needed to do to be able to get that strength back. Now without that power, snatching and slinging people out of the way, he’s never been a hip-flipper or a true pass rusher in a sense.

“He was just overpowering and throwing people out of the way. On this level, everybody is that strong. That’s what you saw, him with his shoulder and people understanding he was just going to go through them. That’s the way he rushes. He goes through you. All I got to do is get myself a nice little base and be ready to go.”

“You have to self-evaluate in this game,” Sapp said. “That’s the biggest thing I did from my rookie year when I had Sam Wyche and he was running a three-ring circus. I started the first seven games, I’m benched for the next eight, then I play the last one, then he’s gone. The whole coaching staff is gone. Now how do I get better going to the next coaching staff? You got to self-evaluate.

“You got to look at yourself and say where can I get better. I knew I needed to get better at my strength and my conditioning and then my pass rush. I went into the offseason and worked on nothing but my pass rush, speed and run and just go at. You got to grind at the job. This is your profession. There’s nothing else. Subway will work around your schedule, I guarantee you.”

“Until he’s going to be honest with himself, he’s going to have a long career, whatever he wants to call what he’s doing now,” Sapp said. “How’s he still standing there talking about he was stepping away from this man? In what universe does he live in? I don’t get it.”

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One Response to “Sapp Takes a Shot at Ndamukong Suh”

  1. dave says:

    hey sapp, why don’t you zip up your pie-hole

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