The Eagles have one of the best starting cornerback duos in the NFL in Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. If you’re an opposing offensive coordinator or quarterback, those are certainly two guys you want to game plan around and be aware of at all times. Philadelphia’s nickel corner, rookie Brandon Boykin, does not carry the same reputation as his teammates, which is why Steelers receiver Antonio Brown recently referred to him as “the candy bar.”
“That’s the candy bar,” Brown said according to Observer-Reporter.com. “He’s given up a lot of plays. Whoever gets that guy definitely has to take advantage.”
Brown is referring to the fact that Boykin is sweet for giving up so many big plays this year, but it seems kind of lame to take a shot at a rookie fourth-rounder who is the third corner on his team. Does anyone expect him to be all that good?
Most NFL teams don’t have one great corner, let alone two or three. It would only make sense for the Steelers to go at Boykin, so I’m not sure if Brown is trying to intimidate the rookie or what. If he wants to prove something, he should focus on trying to get the best of Asomugha or Rodgers-Cromartie.
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