By Harry Allison
The Eagles are 1-1 and headed into a possible trap game against the Lions tomorrow at the Linc.
But Fletcher Cox, their best defensive player, is confident:
“I actually feel like where I should be right now,” Cox told Eagles.com earlier this week.
Cox has three tackles and six quarterback hits. He almost picked off Matt Ryan last Sunday night when he surprised the Falcons by dropping back in coverage.
But he has yet to wreck an offense. And the Eagles could sure use that Fletcher Cox on Sunday when a tough, physical Lions team comes to Lincoln Financial Field.
“We just got to do our job. Every guy just has to do their job and not try to make the big plays and we’ll be fine. Continue to play team ball,” Cox said. “The Linc will be loud and I think that’ll help us out a lot.”
“The most important part about it is finding a way, finding a way to get one-on-ones, finding a way to beat double-teams, and beat slides,” Cox said. “Don’t get frustrated about it. The time will come where I can get there.
“It’s going to happen. Trust me. We’re in no panic in the D-line room about getting sacks. We’ve hit the quarterback a lot in the past two weeks. The sacks will come and when they come, they come in bunches. We gotta be patient about it and not force it and we’ll get there.”