Cofield has two sacks and has come up with a unique “Don’t tase me, bro” dance. The former Northwestern star holds his fist in the air and then holds it against his side and twitches as if the volts were pulsing through his body.
“He does all the small things that people don’t notice,” Tuck said. “All the stuff you all do notice, that’s good and dandy. But the things you all do not know are tremendous. The things that he allows other people to do as far as taking on the double team or being unselfish on a rush and allowing Osi to kind of go get our sacks and things like that. I really put a high regard on a person like that because he kind of lives in our shadows sometimes.
“We’re kind of like the big-name guys, I guess, and it’s harder for him to kind of break that spotlight,” Tuck added. “And he doesn’t mind it. He just goes out there about his business, and I think that’s a lot harder than what I have to do everyday.”
“He’s probably the smartest defensive lineman. Those other guys wouldn’t admit it, but he’s probably the smartest defensive lineman that we have in the room,” Fewell said. “He understands blocking schemes, he understands what the opponent is trying to do to him, he’s got that sixth sense and he’s able to make plays through not only his talent but that sixth sense. He’s a guy that can bring the guys together, but he does it in his own way.”
A major part of Cofield’s success this season is that he is finally healthy again. He battled an injury to his left knee late in the 2008 season and had offseason surgery. He spent most of last season trying to get the knee to 100 percent, without success.
Now, Cofield loves getting out on the practice field.
“I always feel for it every day, just to see if I am going to feel it and I haven’t,” Cofield said of his knee. “It’s a great feeling and makes me more excited to get on the field.”View Entire Story
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