If Warren Sapp had a vote, Michael Strahan would never get into Canton.

The former Buccaneers star, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last summer, told reporters during a luncheon at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday he doesn’t feel Strahan, whom he has criticized often, is deserving of a Hall call because “when you really measure him up, he comes up short.”
When relayed those comments, Strahan, the Giants great, fired back at his longtime critic, calling Sapp a “sheep and a coward.”

“[I’m] glad he doesn’t have a vote,” said Strahan, one of 15 finalists who will be considered for enshrinement in the Hall’s Class of 2014 when the selection committee meets on Saturday morning, during a press conference of Fox Sports’ on-air talent at the Sheraton in Midtown.

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.”

This is just the latest shot Sapp has taken at Strahan. It began in 2002, when Strahan set the league’s single-season sack record with 22 1/2, notching the record-breaking sack on what appeared to be a dive by Brett Favre, Strahan’s good friend. Sapp called it his “mythical sack record” and a “travesty,” and Strahan responded by calling Sapp a “jackass.”