Chicago Sun-Times and National Football Post writer Brad Biggs reported that former DT Warren Sapp, now analyst for NFL Network has called out Bears DT Tommie Harris on his play.
“Watching Tommie Harris this preseason, he played like a blind dog in a meat house,” Sapp said. “What I am talking about is you have to have some awareness. You know that San Diego game, it was like first-and-20 and they run a draw play and he’s on the wrong side with the offset back and then another time, it’s second-and-15, I’m like, ‘Jeez, do you not see the back? Do you just want to run up the field?’
“You can’t do that as an under tackle in that defense. He needs to set the table and have a quarterback sitting right there on the stage for Julius [Peppers] to come around the corner. He doesn’t have a problem with getting up the middle. It was just the awareness of the game that really eluded it for me. From what I know about the position, it just looked bad.”
“I never got in his corner, that’s the whole point of it,” sapp Said. “He was never my guy. It was always he was supposed to be this and he was supposed to be that. Now he says he’s healthy again so let’s see.
“There has only been one of me. The thing about it is he plays the game with no awareness. If you’re talking about a three-technique in that system, you can’t play like that.”
I’m honestly not surprised Warren Sapp is calling out Bears players. Sapp has done it in the past. Most recently he told Brian Urlacher to “shut up” when the whole Gale Sayers-Brian Urlacher feud broke out. Before that it was Tommie Harris, so its no surprise he called out Harris again. Harris is a guy who plays Sapp’s position of DT.
Sapp wants to relate to someone in the NFL, but Tommie Harris isn’t showing anything for him to say he is as good as Sapp. So, Sapp feels he has the right to bash him because of what he has accomplished in the NFL.
Sapp might have the right to have opinion’s on players, but he has no right to be bashing players. Sapp should keep his mouth shut.
All quotes from Nationalfootballpost.com.