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Chris Cooley Says the Eagles Are the Team to Beat in the NFC East

Someone needs to tell Chris Cooley that he plays in the NFC East.  Based on his latest comments, the Redskins tight end appears to have forgotten that.  In the NFC East you don’t compliment other teams and you certainly don’t admit that you may not be on the best team in the division.  The code of conduct in that division calls for playoff guarantees, trash talk about beating the ass off your opponents, and guaranteeing a division title.  Maybe Cooley missed that memo on Tuesday.

“I think Philly’s the team to beat, looking at what they’ve done right now,” Cooley told 106.7 The Fan via Sports Radio Interviews. “But when you look at the NFL and you look at the East, everyone can be very good. I wouldn’t be surprised, any way, to see New York and Dallas both being excellent football teams. It’s a tough division and it always will be, but when you look at what Philly did and when you look at the players they have and coming off the year they had last year, I think they’re a very good football team. Obviously we’re not the team to beat based on the way we played last year and what we’ve done over the past couple years.”

That type of honesty — however truthful it may be — will not be tolerated in the NFC East.  Michael Vick thinks there is no defense that can stop him and it’s the job of the other three teams in the division to put that theory to rest.  Cooley had better get his head on crooked before the season begins, or they may just decide to vote him off the island.

Chest bump to CBSSports.com’s Eye on Football blog for the story.


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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    He’s just trying to take the pressure off Rex Grossman

  • Anonymous

    Are you serious Steve DelVecchio . The man was simply being politically correct. If you think that he nor the Washington Redskins think they are the Best Teamthen you you should find another line of work rather than trying to make something out of nothing.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry if I was Rude but dang I know the way this is being reported does not appear to be Fair.

  • Anonymous

    I think the sarcasm slipped past you, Jimmy. The entire post was meant to be sarcastic. I was basically making fun of everyone else throughout the NFC East who has talked smack and guaranteed their team will win. Cooley is the only one who took the modest approach and obviously I respect him for that. We’re a sarcastic site sometimes.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I took it wrong. Please accept my apology.

  • Anonymous

    boooooooo! Jimmy booooooooooooo!
    I think even in the sarcastic tone there is truth, I love my trash talking NFC East and loved it ever since I was in little green undies.  Well, as long as lines arent crossed, but most of these guys do believe that they are the best and they need to or they wont win.
    Cooley was being nice, but there is a hidden agenda there, politely make the target bigger on the Eagles what he has done.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BID33FGGOR52SVGCU6JXV6FAOU cheesedips

    rex friggin sux asses.   eagles are overrated got no line to protect the vickster…lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BID33FGGOR52SVGCU6JXV6FAOU cheesedips

    the eagles will struggle with weak ass OL…still win 10 games…gints got issues galore.  watch the chargers…the boys will disappoint again..lmao