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07:42 AM ET 06.25 | Discussing Tiki Barber's return on "The Rich Eisen Podcast" with Barber's ex-teammate, Michael Strahan, NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp took issue with the way the running back later turned his back on the Giants' locker room. I didn't think much of him when he did play," Sapp said. "I mean that's the whole point. He was a fumbler all the way through his life, and then all of a sudden, somebody taught him how to hold the ball up high and then he (left the Giants) and said, Eli (Manning) can't lead them and they'll never win a championship. "That kind of lends to who I'm talking about. This is the same guy. This is all encompassed into the same thing. There's no way you turn your back on your teammates that block for you, that gave you the ball on short fields and did whatever they did. There's still no reason for you to attack your teammates." Strahan didn't disagree with that assessment.

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June 25, 2011  07:57 AM ET

Hopefully Barber can reach the knife sticking out of his back....

June 25, 2011  07:58 AM ET

Why is Tiki Barber relevant in any way? Just go away...again.

June 25, 2011  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why is Tiki Barber relevant in any way? Just go away...again.

I just like saying Tiki.........

June 25, 2011  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why is Tiki Barber relevant in any way? Just go away...again.

Bro, he's irrelevant. He's probably broke due to cheating on his wife. The interns are being lazy again.

June 25, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hopefully Barber can reach the knife sticking out of his back....

You mean the one he previously used on Eli?


Karma's a biii iiiitt tch...

June 25, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Tiki sure did burn those bridges did he!


BY the way if you can find a new pic of tiki you can find one for Goodell and Tebow as well!!!

June 25, 2011  08:44 AM ET

I can't believe he threw Tom Coughlin under the bus. The guy helped Tiki change his running style so that he would have fewer fumbles. . . and it worked. I hope Tiki gets decked his first game back and goes on injured reserve, that is, if any team is dumb enough to sign up for his services.

June 25, 2011  09:35 AM ET
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I can't believe he threw Tom Coughlin under the bus. The guy helped Tiki change his running style so that he would have fewer fumbles. . . and it worked. I hope Tiki gets decked his first game back and goes on injured reserve, that is, if any team is dumb enough to sign up for his services.

Tiki's an ****!

June 25, 2011  09:55 AM ET

With all the players available in the upcoming supp draft I just don't see a need for someone who what, plays for another year? two?, and comes in out of football shape? I would not be shocked if no team picked him up.

June 25, 2011  11:36 AM ET
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It's obvious someone will give him a shot. Take your bias and head out the door.

It could happen, but it's not obvious to me. He's 36 years old. That's about 104 in running-back years. He's not a "block, protect or find the seam over the middle" kind of guy like Kevin Faulk.

If I needed a running back that bad, I'd go down to UPS, grab all the guys off the loading dock and time them in the 40. Winner gets a tryout. And if the hulking lezzie turns in the best time, so be it.

June 25, 2011  11:49 AM ET

"Strayhan didn't disagree..."? So what? Why is something Strayhan didn't do important?

June 25, 2011  11:49 AM ET

I thought Tiki was gone for good. Did someone forget to flush?

June 25, 2011  12:03 PM ET

I wish Tiki nothing but the best....and by best, I mean Explosive Diarrhea!

June 25, 2011  12:26 PM ET
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I wish Tiki nothing but the best....and by best, I mean Explosive Diarrhea!

LOL>>>has anyone ever told you that you have a mean streak in you Count??? ;-)

June 25, 2011  12:31 PM ET
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His age is irrelevant. He hasn't had the bump and bruises since 5 years ago.

Your point about his lack of physical punishment for a while is well-taken, but when you look at pro sports, particularly contact sports, you don't see that many guys in their late 30s.

I'm 64, and I still play ice hockey. It's pick-up, but I've got 20, 30 and even 40 years on some of my opponents and teammates. Believe me, age is not irrelevant.

June 25, 2011  01:08 PM ET
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It's obvious someone will give him a shot. Take your bias and head out the door.

Tiki Barber's rep, Mark Lepselter, said - "We feel like we already know where we're going to sign."
according to New York sports radio station WFAN.

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June 25, 2011  01:52 PM ET
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His age is irrelevant. He hasn't had the bump and bruises since 5 years ago.

hehe

 
June 25, 2011  01:53 PM ET
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And if the hulking lezzie turns in the best time, so be it.

hehe

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