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Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

Posted on: September 14, 2011 7:27 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime -- one of the many wonderful properties owned by the mothership -- "Inside the NFL" will, as usual, go inside the world of professional football.

And Warren Sapp, as usual, will have a spin on things that's going to offend a few folks. In this instance, I'll go out on a limb and say the Steelers won't be loving what he has to say, as he basically leaves the Pittsburgh football dynasty for dead.

"The Pittsburgh Steelers. I have three things: old, slow and it’s over," Sapp says. "It’s just that simple. James Harrison told us that he was 70-to-75 percent. It looked more like 40 percent to me if you are looking at the ballgame I was looking at. And Hines Ward, Mercedes Sapp can cover Hines Ward right now. You have to be kidding me ... Mercedes is my 13-year-old daughter. She will cover Hines Ward in a heartbeat.

"And Troy Polamalu, Ed Dixon runs this crossing route. Troy Polamalu is trying to grab him to have a pass interference and he can’t even get close enough to grab him. [It] looked like he was dragging a wagon behind him. Touchdown Baltimore. Pittsburgh Steelers done."

Them, as we say in the South, is fightin' words. And while Sapp has a point about the problems that plauged the Steelers in Week 1 against Baltimore, I'd probably lean more towards Phil Simms' take on things.

"That’s a tremendous over-reaction to Week One," Simms says.

Look, the Steelers looked downright dreadful as Baltimore was beating them up and down the field in every aspect of the game. But lots of teams have looked bad in the first week of the season and then circulated right back around to have good seasons.

This is especially true of teams that turn the ball over seven times in the first week of the season. That's not on Harrison, that's not on Polamalu, and I'm not even sure it's really on Ward.

Most importantly, though, is the fact that just last year, this was an AFC Championship-winning team. They are most certainly older, but they are not dead just yet. In fact, if anything they're a motivated giant that might not be sleeping anymore.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:18 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

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Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:23 pm
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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:24 am

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

At least it motivated them somehow last week, teams with so called easy schedules sometimes fall too complacent, like what they did two weeks ago. So maybe Sapp should keep on tslkong smack against them just to keep their juices flowing.

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: September 15, 2011 11:13 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

More like Warren Flapp. That's all he is, and ever was good at, running his flapp! I don't know who's worse Flapp or Irvin. I will say that the both of them make it impossable for me to even watch NFL net.

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:41 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

After the defeat to the Ravens, and yes I will agree the Steelers stunk, ALL sportswriters got on the wagon and made predictions of the downward spiral of the Steeler Dynasty.  

You have to remember these sports guys are just trying to sell "newspapers".  They probably don't even believe what they themselves are writing but they do so to sell newspapers, magazine and get sponser's money by people visiting websites like CBS Sportsline.  It is that simple.

Take was they say with a grain of salt.  And Warren Sapp....not worth my time to make a comment.  After week 16 let's see who is eating their own $hit.

Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2011 8:00 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

1 game and people saying the Steelers are done. Let us see what happens midway to the end of the season. Just a thought, maybe the Ravens got better (and younger) and the Steelers are the same team from last year. 

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:37 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

In 8 months since last season the Steelers got old and slow, gimmie a break it's 1 game!  When the Steelers reel off a winning streak Sapp will be the first on the Steeler Blow Fest, Shut yo pie hole Sapp!!

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:34 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

If Sapp had chosen to express himself a little more moderately, like that bit about his daughter being a cover corner, he points to some legitimate areas of concern for the Steelers that need to be addressed before week 2.  Ward looked slow and wasn't a factor, Harrison was sucking wind and even took an knee, and their run defense was nothing like last year.  A struggling offense in the first week or 2 is understandable, but a team that prides itself on defense being fully exploited like it was?  I think that's a little harder to excuse.  They looked old and slow, but is it over?  Maybe it just takes a guy who's paid to be controvercial to put it out there, wrong or not.

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 6:40 pm

Sapp says Steelers are 'old, slow and itís over'

Really? Is he talking about pittsburg or himself?

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