Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 11/23/11

Even though they’re currently leading the AFC West division with a 6-4 mark, the Raiders still don’t get any respect.

The butt of many a joke over the years, Oakland seems to have finally turned the corner, and yet one of their own of years past — Warren Sapp — continues to trash them on a weekly basis.

Sapp, a staple of the NFL Network and Showtime’s Inside the NFL, criticizes the Raiders any chance he can get and frequently picks against them, despite having played his final four seasons with the Silver and Black.

One current Raider — receiver Chaz Schilens — won’t stand for Sapp’s disparaging remarks any longer, and fired back at the former defensive tackle Tuesday.

“Warren Sapp is a fool,” Schilens said. “That dude is stupid. He played for the Raiders 20 years ago, no one cares what he says, nobody likes him, he’s a joke … Everyone on this team thinks he’s a joke. So, he can make his predictions next week, and we’ll watch ‘em and we’ll go out and win. … That’s about it.”

Upon learning of Schilens’ comments, Sapp responded on Twitter with a barrage of tweets, poking fun at the unheralded wideout and his inability to stay on the field.

“Ok Just Woke Up From My Tuesday Slumber. Who’s Chaz Schilens ?? Oh Wasn’t He Just On DWTS? Did He Win??”

“My Bad! I Looked Ole Chaz Up, 8 & 6 Starts His 1st Two Yrs. ONE Start In Last 2yrs, Better Start a Career Before Its Over!”

“And someone tell Chaz I left High School 20yrs ago! And in my 4th year I had Pineapple in my Diet!”

If you’re wondering what “pineapple” refers to … I’ll allow Mr. Sapp to clarify.

That’s a Pro-Bowl! Walking In Pineapple Fields in Hawaii #PickYourOwn & Take It Home! #OgStatus

Another day, another war of words issued in 140 characters or less. Such is life within the NFL nowadays. But, hey, let’s give Sapp a little credit; at least didn’t recommend suicide to Schilens. That’s progress from Monday.

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