Eagles star Fletcher Cox: ‘I didn’t think I could feel worse losing a game’

Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Talk about oversaturation. There are so many podcasts that it doesn’t take much to make one feel like his or her head is spinning while trying to cycle through a few to find some good content. Rest easy Philadelphia Eagles fans (if you agree). This will make your job a little easier. Make sure you bookmark Green Light with Chris Long. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. While you’re there, check out the episode featuring long-time Bird Fletcher Cox. That one’s certain to pique your interest.

The former teammates finally hung out on an episode of Chris Long’s highly-popular pod. Chris’s teaser drew us in immediately. He asked a question every fan and NFL star has probably asked themselves at least once.

Which is worse? Is it losing all season or losing on the biggest stage?

"Long: When I got to New England, talking to Rob Ninkovich and Ninko was like ‘Hey dude. If you go to the Super Bowl and lose, you’d probably rather go 1-15. It’s the worse feeling in the world’. Was he correct in that analysis?"

It didn’t take the six-time Pro Bowler very long to answer.

"Cox: Yeah… You might as well (go 1-15) honestly because it is one of the worst feelings ever I think. I sprinted into the locker room obviously. I threw my guts up because I didn’t think I could feel worse losing a game. It’s not a good feeling, but what I’ve been telling everybody (is) I’ve been on both sides, and I never want to be on the bad side ever again."

With that, let’s again close the book on the ‘fans care more than professional athletes’ conversation. We’re all dealing with this loss, but we like the team Howie Roseman is bringing back for what we hope is another run.

Eagles news: Fletcher Cox’s recent appearance on ‘Green Light with Chris Long’ is a must-watch.

Fletcher Cox signed a one-year, $10 million contract on March 16th. His next season will be his 12th. All have been played in an Eagles jersey.

Often, he’s expressed his desire to remain in Philadelphia. He did so last offseason. This time, however, things were slightly different. Fletch admits he was close to leaving and joining another franchise.

"I think, number one, I’m excited to be back. Two, it came down to, really, some decision-making and talking with family and it was close. But, at the same time, I wanted to stay home. I wanted to be here in Philly you know and finish this thing out here in the city of Philadelphia. It was close (meaning he almost left), but again, I’m excited to be back for sure."

The decision to bring Fletcher Cox back was a move that was both praised and criticized. The resume is one that most NFL stars would kill for. He isn’t what he once was, but it’s hard to frown upon what he has accomplished.

  • Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team (2012)
  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • First-team All-Pro (2018)
  • Three-time Second-Team All-Pro (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Six Pro Bowl nods (2015–2020)
  • Member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Super Bowl champion (LII)

We don’t see Fletch on a lot of platforms like these, so it was good to hear his thoughts on a few things. He and Chris Long hang out for just under 30 minutes and discussed everything from Jason Kelce and his new defensive coordinator Sean Desai to Jalen Hurts, the Super Bowl loss, and Brandon Graham’s trash-talking.

Overall, we’d give this one a passing grade. Watch the full episode when you have a  moment. It’s fun to see the future Hall of Famer in another light, and again, it most certainly beats making attempts to navigate through the muddled waters of podcast land.

Going forward, we’re probably going to trim our playlists to about three, but Green Light most certainly makes the cut. We’ve kind of gotten over early morning shouting contests and guys purchasing the blue check mark on Twitter.