As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their instate rival Pittsburgh Steelers, the war of words has already started. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown called Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin "the candy bar" on the defense, meaning the Steelers receivers are going "to eat him up". Brown has launched the first shot, but Boykin has not interest in twitter beefs or verbal jabs through the media. Boykin has not responded to the insult hurled by Brown, stating he would rather let his play do the talking. Boykin also said "I'll know they're coming at me and I'll have a chance to make plays".
Boykin has played well this year matching up with Victor Cruz, Larry Fitzgerald, and Anquan Boldin at times. He has played well as a rookie for the birds. Coming into the season the buzz was about moving Nhamdi Asomugha to the nickel spot and having second year man Curtis Marsh play outside. Due to uncertainty about Nhamdi playing the nickel and the outstanding play of Boykin, coach Juan Castillo decided to give the rookie the starting nickel corner spot. The coaching staff was so confident in Boykin they even released longtime Eagle Joselio Hanson.
Brandon Boykin will have his hands full this Sunday against the likes of Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace. Boykin has shown that he can play on the field and now he has shown the maturity to not give the other team bulletan board material. The play of the defensive backs will be critical as Ben Roethlisberger is a master of extending the play, giving extra time for his receivers to work open.
Boykin will be ready to go this Sunday and let his play do the talking for him.
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