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Joe Cox Gets Defensive


I heard about this on the radio this morning and then found Jeff Schultz's article with the actual quotes.  You can read them here: http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2009/09/08/joe-cox-suddenly-has-critics-but-he-really-doesnt-care/

My issue with this is that Joe Cox is essentially playing the equivalent of the race card, and in doing so, is alienating fans.  It doesn't take playing football to know what constitutes a poor performance by a quarterback of a nationally ranked FBS football team.  Rather than being ultra sensitive and defensive to criticism, Joe should've said something to the extent of "I know my performance was not up to the expectations of the fans and that I am going to receive criticism, some warranted, some not.  Rather than let this criticism get me down, I'm going to use it as motivation to prove the skeptics wrong."

The fact is, Joe did play a poor game, and he is going to have critics.  Are fans who are critical of his performance saying that they could go out and do it better?  No.  They're simply making observations.

For the record, there are six FBS head coaches who never played college football.  While I realize that Joe used football in general, I would be interested to hear his reaction to the criticism of these six men, were he ever subjected to it.  Would he also not care about their opinions and discount them as chumps because they did not play college football?  Judging by their pedigrees, I highly doubt it.  These six men?  Mike Leach, Paul Johnson, George O'Leary, David Cutcliffe, Charlie Weis, and Mark Mangino.

On another note, he COULD care less?  Really?  I think he means that he couldn't care less.  Come on, Joe (and for the record, I have been in an English class before, so I can make that criticism).

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