New York Giants' news, 1/29: Michael Strahan responds to Warren Sapp

Michael Strahan - Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Strahan calls Sapp 'a sheep' and 'a coward' after Sapp's latest verbal assault on Strahan.

Warren Sapp obviously has a problem with Michael Strahan. The former New York Giants defensive doesn't understand why, but he won't back down from a fight. In response to Sapp saying Strahan "comes up short" as a Hall of Fame candidate, Strahan Tuesday called Sapp both "a sheep" and "a coward."

"I don’t understand what the problem is, to be honest with you," Strahan said. "I’m not a coward to talk to somebody else when I have somebody’s number. I’m going to come to you and tell you I have a problem."

He later said: "A tiger does not pay attention to the opinion of a sheep."

"I’m all hype," said Strahan, 42, tongue planted in cheek. "I lasted 15 years on all hype, 141 1/2 career sacks, all hype. I was always a starter, coaches put me out there, because I was just hype. I played left end, and that made me get sacks."

Sapp, of course, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013 while Strahan was snubbed. Strahan could -- and should -- head the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 that will be announced Saturday night.

Giants' co-owner John Mara chimed in on the ruckus with this:

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