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He departs in Favre's shadow, but Sapp deserves a spotlight

Warren Sapp retired the same day as Brett Favre did, but without nearly the fanfare. There will be a huge void in the NFL's trenches without the controversial tackle, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: March 6, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Warren Sapp certainly could have benefited from better timing. When the Oakland Raiders defensive tackle finalized his retirement on the same day that Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre was calling it quits, you knew whom the spotlight would favor.

Sapp's departure from the NFL generated little if any buzz. Favre's decision to walk out the door, on the other hand, created so many tremors around the league that you would have thought God had packed ...

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