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All I have to say is, AMEN TO THAT PEPPI!

Postby Jake » Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:25 pm

http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/6902405

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Sack master Bruce Smith cannot be deaf to the opinions of those who think he's simply hanging on to break the NFL all-time sack record. But hearing it from one of his own teammates? That's another thing.

Several sources told The NFL Today and SportsLine.com that Smith and Peppi Zellner had to be separated at practice this week after the two got into a heated argument -- that nearly turned physical.

According to the sources, Zellner at one point in practice said something to Smith along the lines of, "Why don't you just get your sack, so you can finally retire."

Smith then fired back by asking Zellner how many sacks he has had in his career, which is obviously nearly 200 less than Smith's total. Smith also said Zellner could put his best years together and Smith's worst years are still more impressive. :-({|=

Ouch.

Zellner then hit below the belt by insisting the only reason Smith is still on the roster is because he is social with owner Snyder. :nana: :moon: :thump: :lowblow:
Smith, again showing a little more verbal quickness, fired back by agreeing with the younger player, then saying all he had to do is place one call to that same owner and Zellner would be kyboshed as a 'Skin.

Ouch again.

At that point, Zellner told Mr. Sacks he's ready to take on the old man. Smith wanted to oblige and teammates jumped in.

Just another day in the nation's capital.


I first heard about this on Comcast Sports Net that this was a report from CBS Sportsline. I think this is hilarious. I agree with Peppi on both comments and I also feel that Smith is very selfish.

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Postby redskincity » Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:52 pm

Kick his butt, Bruce!!!! :lowblow:
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Postby BossHog » Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:00 am

Bruce?

Go Peppi, Go Peppi, Go Peppi!

The spoiled brat comments by B. Smith are just further evidence of the type of environment you create when there is no pecking order.

Do you think Jon Gruden would have stood for such actions?

The difference is Gruden can do something about it because their FO backs Gruden and leaves the team to him.

IMO, there should always be an asterisk beside Bruce's record that says 'played far past his prime just to get this record'.

But 199 sacks is 199 sacks, and 20 years is 20 years. I guess he's earned the right to act like a baby.
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Postby Texas Hog » Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:26 pm

not to change the subject...but the same asterick ought to go beside Emmitt's record
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Postby redskincity » Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:31 pm

Yeah, I feel ya. How about that M. Strahan sack that Brett Farve gave up? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Texas Hog » Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:51 pm

yep - same applies there....there's no question that record will be tainted....but I also believe it will be broken before the other two
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Postby Justice Hog » Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:16 pm

Yeah, and put an * next to 61 why don't cha?!?!? Let the man have his glory. He's played long and hard to get it.
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Postby skinsfaninroanoke » Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:22 pm

The difference, Fran, is that the 61 wasn't done on different teams over 20 years or given up by a QB with the idea to do something nice. The pitcher was throwing full out, the batter did it in one shot.

One thing to remember like I read in an article somewhere - sacks have only been a recorded stat for 20 years or so and there were guys who probably would have the record right now if not for that small fact.

I agree that he should have the record, because it has to start somewhere. The man tainted his own record with his OWN attitude. This wasn't the fans problem but his own.

I would have let Bruce have the glory if he had been trying to do more than get his own record. Like I said before, I think it was the 12th game before he actually veered off course and tackled a RB.

Ah, well... difference of opinion I suppose...
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Postby BossHog » Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:56 pm

There's always older guys like Deacon Jones saying that if they'd kept stats back then that he'd have the record. (Experts claim that they've gone over all game tapes and credtitted Jones with 173 1/2 sacks - unofficialy - good enough for 4th all time).

For anyone intersted, they started keeping the stat in 1982.

Nothing can take away the impressiveness that Bruce got his first 180 sacks. Unfortunately, the demeanor that he's grabbed his last 20 was almost enough to take away from it.

Enjoy the record Bruce... and your 'can't happen to soon' retirement.
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