Warren Sapp, fresh off not winning Dancing With the Stars, returned to his full-time job as teevee analyst for NFL Network. During GameDay Morning, Kara Henderson, in San Diego for today's Falcons-Chargers game, asked Sapp about embattled coach Norv Turner, who has "led" San Diego to a 4-7 record in one of the worst divisions in football.
Sapp, who verbalizes every thought that comes into his brain, was predictably frank:
"I tell you what, [owner] Dean Spanos and [general manager] A.J. Smith need to do their homework because the two years I played with Norv Turner, we did not practice the two-minute offense or defense one time. So when you look at the game last week ... and Norv using his timeouts in a bad situation, that's why.
He does not practice time management in a game; I've been with him two years -- he don't do it.
Sapp's GameDay Morning co-analyst, Marshall Faulk, was shocked by the revelation: "I don't know how you can get by in the NFL and not go over two-minute offense ... that's impossible."
Apparently, you "get by" by going 4-7.
Now, I have no reason to believe Sapp is making stuff up, but I also find it damn near impossible to think Turner doesn't devote at least some practice time to the two-minute drill. Wherever the truth may lie, Norval Eugene's job is safe for 2009, which must make Chargers fans very happy.
Warren Sapp: Norv Turner Didn't Practice Two-Minute Offense in Two Years in Oakland originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.