Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he doesn’t believe Sheldon Richardson of the Jets is a very good pass rusher.
“The sack numbers do not always tell the true story. I agree with that,” Sapp said. “But he’s not that highly skilled of a pass rusher.”
Even though Richardson was the fifth rated pass rusher by Pro Football Focus, he’s not ready to give Richardson much credit.
“You said that. I didn’t,” Sapp said. “So if you’re highly skilled, you should be able to rush the passer, right? … Was he defensive player of the year in college? Was he an All-American? You’re comparing him to a first-ballot Hall of Famer?”
Sapp then asked what Richardson is good at.
”What does he do well?” Sapp asked.
”Yeah. A run stuffer in a pass-first league,” Sapp mocked.