Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has been an entertaining watch in Philly’s first three games and whenever he gets anywhere around a microphone.
Let’s take a little bit of time and check out what’s been going on with Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Why? He’s one of the richest football players we’ve ever seen and one of the NFL‘s best. Why wouldn’t we want to play a little catch up?
During the course of this article, there may be a WWE reference or two. If you don’t watch professional wrestling, pay them no mind. If you do, all of this will make sense, but regardless of what you feel about Vince McMahon’s product, you’ll have to admit.
They’ve given us a few memorable moments over the years, especially during those kick offs and skits.
We’re not really going to compare ‘Fletch’ to CM Punk, are we?
Perhaps two of the most entertaining characters in the WWE over the last 20 years have been CM Punk and The Rock. They weren’t just great in-ring competitors. They were great on the mic too.
It kind of makes you think of guys like Lane Johnson and Fetcher Cox, doesn’t it? To quote CM Punk loosely, in anyone else’s hands, a microphone is just a microphone. When you place one in front of Johnson or Cox, it becomes a pipe bomb.
Take a look:
"(It’s) very motivating. I promise you it is… You think players just overlook stuff, but when you see your name not mentioned, it just puts a bigger chip on your shoulder when you know that you’re supposed to be mentioned as one of the top three players at your position and you’re not… I take that with a full spoon and it just puts a bigger chip on my shoulder, ball out and show the league why my name should be mentioned when they talk about top players in the league."
So far in 2018, he’s racked up 12 tackles and three sacks. He’s on pace for a career year and has the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award firmly in his sights. Recently, while speaking of his season, he credited teammate and friend Chris Long with some of his success.
Here’s that quote:
"My teammates challenged me, and I respect Chris Long so much. The thing about Chris is that he challenged me every single day. It just raises the bar for me as a player… When you’ve a guy like Chris who has been around for a long time, and this is my second year with him, he challenged me every day, and I respect it, and I accept it, and I go out on the field and show the world."
The Eagles pass rush will have their challenges as they try to figure out the complex blocking schemes of one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, the one belonging to the Tennessee Titans.
That sounds exactly like the type of challenge Cox and company will be looking for. There’s no reason not to expect a big day out of him and his teammates.