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News: Cowboys center Phil Costa: Patriots' Vince Wilfork 'more like a speed bump

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  1. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    Cowboys center Phil Costa: Patriots' Vince Wilfork 'more like a speed bump' than a mountain

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    5:54 PM on Wed., Oct. 12, 2011 | Permalink



    One of the biggest -- both literally and figuratively -- challenges the Cowboys will face this weekend is New England defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. The 6-foot-2, 325-pound defensive force is one of the league's most dominant nose tackles. One player who doesn't seem intimidated is the man who will be going head-to-head with Wilfork, though -- Cowboys center Phil Costa.

    Costa fielded a question about Wilfork on his verified Twitter account last night and didn't show any signs of fear. When asked "You ready for Wolfork big guy? He's a mountain. Good luck on Sunday Phil," the Cowboys' starting center responded with the following: appreciate it...of course im ready hes more like a speed bump than a mtn...#cowboys are ready to roll!
    You can follow Costa on Twitter at @philcosta67.
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    http://cowboysblog.dallasnews....costa-patr.html

    I know some people will be mad by his statement but I love a confident offensive line. You don't back down from a challenge. If he can block suh then he should do ok vs big wilfork (even though he is a bigger player).
  2. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Phil you better be ready for that "speed bump" come Sunday because he's going to bring it... SMH
  3. MackNorth

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    I realize that it's great to have some self confidence going into a game vs the top team in the last 10 years, you should really show a little humbleness there Phil. Two games removed from 4 terrible snaps and you're chirping about a defensive stalwart such as Wilfork? May the force be with you this Sunday Phil, you're gonna need it bud....
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I hope this wasn't actually him typing that.

    Seriously?

    Did you so soon forget about your multiple brain farts two weeks ago?

    I'll try to keep thinking that it's not him typing that.
  5. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    whats he supposed to say you play humble people say duh of course, your outmatched, if he says im out matched and i just hope my qb dont get killed, people scream bloody murder.


    hes off the field right now and Vince isnt staring him in the face, come game time he'll be humble and scared.
  6. Sifillest

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    Im pretty sure suh is better than wilfork overall...tyron will help.
  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    So this is real? He really said this?
  8. Romo_To_Dez

    Romo_To_Dez New Member

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    Costa better protect Romo and not snap the ball ten feet away from Romo's hands.
  9. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Costa should be feeling even more skittish based on Wilfork’s response. According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, Wilfork was informed of Costa’s comments earlier today.

    “That’s fine,” Wilfork said. “I play on Sundays. I’m not a media guy, getting back and forth. I’ll be there Sunday. He can tell me that then. I don’t care about all that stuff.”

    We’ve got a feeling Wilfork cares. But he’s not going to say he cares. But he’s going to show he cares.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/14/vince-wilfork-responds-to-phil-costa/
  10. JoeCorrado

    JoeCorrado Active Member

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    Apparently the comment was made by his publicist. She stated that she didn't intend it to be derogatory. With a publicist like that... :confused: The account has since been closed.

    If he can keep Wilfork from being a game changer, heck, I'll add him to a sig showing offensive players. He can be right there with Tony, Dez, Witten and Austin.

    All he has to do is earn it on Sunday. I'm pulling for him. I'll bet Tony is too! ;)
  11. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Wilfork is arguably the best in the league at his position. Wilfork is going to bring it on Sunday regardless of what Costa or his "publicist" says. Let's hope Costa is ready.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    He has a publicist? My respect for him just took a downturn.
  13. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    I read this earlier in the week. This is how it went down.
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  14. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    No, the best in the league is Raji in GB. I'd put Wilfork #2, Hampton #3, Rat #4 and Garay #5.
  15. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I thought publicists were supposed to be diplomatic instead of inflammatory (at least for footbal players).
  16. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    I like how you just totally forget about our guy Jay Ratliff.
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Yeah, they make stupid comments, too.


    Remember T.O.'s publicist w/the $20m reasons to live comment?
  18. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Notice I said arguably the best. You ranking him #2 pretty much is in agreement with my statement.
  19. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    No I didn't - I put him #4. You need to get your eyes checked.
  20. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I agree that he is good but Raji is in a different league than everyone else.

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