Warren Sapp is settling in nicely into his new career as studio analyst. The long-time long-winded NFL lineman joins a re-vamped and re-vitalized “Inside The NFL”, as HBO’s former football highlight show makes it’s debut on Showtime tonight (9 pm ET/PT - check local listings).
But just because Sapp isn’t stepping out on the field anymore, doesn’t mean he’s not as intense & opinionated as he’s always been. And he couldn’t even wait until the show went on the air before hurling a few vocal barbs - namely at Urban Meyer and the Oakland Raiders.
On Tuesday, Warren was part of the media conference call promoting the new “Inside” edition. And he used some of his time to tell off the Florida Gators coach.
As a University of Miami alum, Sapp didn’t like the Gators going for a very late field goal in their 26-3 victory over his beloved ‘Canes. In fact, as the MIAMI HERALD reports, Sapp went as far as to call coach Meyer “a classless dirtbag” for the late-game move. But Warren promised retribution when the two schools meet again in 2013, saying “it’s coming back in a big way.”
(That’s all well & good, but what does UF alum Erin Andrews think?)
But it wasn’t just the Gainesville guys that Sapp spouted off about. He also saved some vitriol for the Raiders.
Sapp spent the last four seasons of his NFL career in Oaktown, which if you hear him talk about it, seems more like forty. And after Monday night’s 41-14 dismantling at the hands of Denver, Sapp concedes that there’s more than one reason why Raiders games are referred to as “The Black Hole”.
From the KANSAS CITY STAR’S RED ZONE:
“As far as where the Raiders are going, they have unrealistic ideas about what their people can do … That was the experience I had in the four years I was there. They asked people to do stuff they were physically impossible of doing.
“They asked a guy who hadn’t coached for 12 years to coach,” he said of former offensive coordinator Tom Walsh.
Tell us how you really feel about the Raiders’ chances this year, Warren:
“They’re going to suck.”
With that, we can be assured he won’t be getting any phone-in votes from the East Bay for this season’s “Dancing With The Stars“.