Boykin Jabs Giants CB Thurmond

by Sheil Kapadia | April 22, 2014 4:31 pm

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports[1]

Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with his teammates on the field after making an interception in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran cornerback Walter Thurmond signed with the Giants this offseason and met with reporters today.

Thurmond plays on the inside and doesn’t think anyone in the league is better than him in that role.

“I’m the best slot corner in the league, for sure. I’ll tell you that,” Thurmond said, via NJ.com[2].

The Eagles, of course, have a pretty good slot corner themselves in Brandon Boykin.

But who is Walter Thurmond??

— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) April 22, 2014[3]

Boykin then retweeted a few of the responses he received.

@BrandonBoykin2[4] believe it or not, THIS is Walter Thurmond pic.twitter.com/nf1svyErwV[5]

— Omar Q (@hallowdBthyname) April 22, 2014[6]

I think its funny that boykins is upset about the best nickel comment when he starts on the outside! Shouldn’t he have higher aspirations

— walter thurmond III (@WaltThurm3) April 22, 2014[7]

That, obviously, is not true. Boykin has been pushing to get a shot playing on the outside, but the coaches seem to view him as purely an inside corner. The Eagles’ CB responded to Thurmond:

“I don’t start on the outside.. My stats are probably what confused u though. I understand.”

I refuse to have a twitter war lol. So that's done.. But if any of y'all fans tryna see me on 2k. Log on boy

— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) April 22, 2014[8]

And so that’s that. Thanks to Boykin and Thurmond for providing some entertainment on an otherwise slow Tuesday.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.phillymag.com/?p=2450671
  2. Thurmond said, via NJ.com: http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2014/04/walter_thurmond_giants_secondary_can_be_better_than_seahawks_legion_of_boom.html
  3. April 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/BrandonBoykin2/statuses/458670080956833793
  4. @BrandonBoykin2: https://twitter.com/BrandonBoykin2
  5. pic.twitter.com/nf1svyErwV: http://t.co/nf1svyErwV
  6. April 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/hallowdBthyname/statuses/458693256696856576
  7. April 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/WaltThurm3/statuses/458697018182234112
  8. April 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/BrandonBoykin2/statuses/458700674545770496

Source URL: https://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2014/04/22/boykin-jabs-giants-cb-thurmond/