There are stars on every NFL team, even the bad ones. Typically, we see five to six cornerbacks on every 53-man roster. Players come and go. There’s a 15-man practice squad just in case there are emergencies, but there is only ONE Darius Slay. The Philadelphia Eagles star and his partner in crime James Bradberry make up one of the most feared cornerback duos in all of the NFL. They couldn’t be any more different, yet still, they’re two peas in a pod.
On Sunday, they’ll both, for the first time in their careers, compete for an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl. They’re off to a good start in this postseason following a drubbing of the hated New York Giants, one in which Bradberry found some revenge.
How did we miss Darius Slay’s take on James Bradberry’s interception? Big Play is always must-see television!
It’s a night that no Eagles fan will forget, Philly’s 38-7 victory over the G-Men came on the fifth-year anniversary of their 38-7 NFC Championship Game win over the Minnesota Vikings. As was the case five years ago, last Saturday’s game was littered with memorable moments. One we’ll never forget is James Bradberry’s pick versus his former team.
He deserved that. He truly did. Following the game, Bradberry sat with members of the Philly media. He described his first postseason interception as one of the top five moments of his career. As always, he was humble and shifted the attention back to his teammates. Slay took a slightly different approach to describing the moment.
There’s a lesson in all of this. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t toot their own horn, hire Darius Slay to toot it for you. If we’re ever in a foxhole and need a partner to watch our blindsides, Slay is the guy we want in that foxhole with us.
Twitter has seen its challenges as of late. It can often be littered with nonsense, but there are two accounts that we monitor daily – the ones belonging to the Philadelphia Eagles and the man who has claimed two straight Pro Bowl nods while wearing the midnight green, Darius Slay.