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.