One of the more highly debated Hall of Fame candidates has been former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. The retired Giant has made a career for himself outside of football but still would obviously like to receive some recognition for his success which included a Super Bowl trophy and the NFL sacks record.
"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."
Warren Sapp said earlier that he feels that Strahan should not be a Hall of Famer and reiterated that during media day for the Super Bowl:
"I don't think his resume stacks up," Sapp said, listing Tony Dungy, Walter Jones, Marvin Harrison and Derrick Brooks as more deserving candidates on this year's ballot. "Four straight Pro Bowls and a mythical sack record. When you really measure it up, he comes up short, except you all are giving it to him."
Can't all defensive linemen just get along? It's hard to understand why Sapp feels so strong about Strahan being undeserving.
[via ESPN NY]