Found October 05, 2012 on The Lady Sportswriter:
Mark this one under the ‘hell to the naw’ category. Former Georgia cornerback, current nickel back for the Philadelphia Eagles, Brandon Boykin is being called out as “sweet” by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. According to Brown, whichever receiver on their team gets Boykin as their cover man will be one lucky guy. The Steelers (1-2) will be looking for a more advantageous matchup when they host the Eagles ( 3 1) Sunday, namely, whoever is matched up with Philadelphia’s third corner, rookie Brandon Boykin, a fourth-round pick out of Georgia. “That’s the candy bar,” said Steelers Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown with a sly smile.Snickers or Milky Way? “Snickers,” he replied. At 5-9 and 182 pounds, Boykin doesn’t offer the same physical matchup problems as Asomugha (6-2, 210) and Rodgers-Cromartie (6-2, 182), a pair of physical corners who like to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage. That can disrupt the timing of an offense and allow the defensive line of the Eagles...

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