Found October 04, 2012 on Eagles Addict:
Christian Petersen/Getty Images If Philadelphia Eagles CB Brandon Boykin isn’t motivated for this week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he should be now. According to Dale Lolley of the SteelCity Insider, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown called Boykin a “candy bar.”  Here’s what he stated: “He’s all right,” said Steelers Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown. “He’s given up a lot of plays. Whoever gets that guy definitely has to take advantage.” Not quite finished there, Brown continued. “That’s the candy bar,” he said with a smile. Snickers or Milky Way? “Snickers,” he replied. I guess Brown feels that Boykin will appease his hunger, or maybe he just thinks Boykin is a little nutty.  Either way, he apparently thinks Boykin is the “sweet spot” of the Eagles’ pass defense. Pittsburgh’s left tackle Max Starks even chimed in about Boykin… “Outside of Asomugha and Cromartie-Rodgers, their nickel is a rookie. You have some guys who are inexperienced in there. Hopefully

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