Bill Belichick Has High Praise For Eagles’ Fletcher Cox
Coming from a legendary coach, the praise is nothing to sneeze at.
“Cox is as good as anybody in the league at his position,” Belichick said of Cox (h/t Pro Football Talk). “He’s a very disruptive player, hard to block, run, pass, no matter what it is, good edge rush, and they come hard every play, those guys come hard every play. There’s no plays off so you have to block them hard every play.”
Belichick also discussed the challenges of gameplanning for the Eagles defensive front.
“It’s a very disruptive group, hard to run against, hard to throw against, and they’re well coached, very instinctive in their screens and plays like that that you think will take the edge of the pass rush, don’t look as good as you think — when you run them they don’t look as good as you think they will,” Belichick said.
“Draws, screens, play action, they blow those plays up too. They have a lot of good players. They have good inside rushers, good outside rushers.”