Former Patriot Bryan Cox vouches for Bill Belichick amid Amendola, Gronk controversies
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Bill Belichick has taken some (albeit mild) heat from former players like Danny Amendola recently, and stars like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will reportedly not attend parts of voluntary team OTAs this spring. Amid the controversies, former Pats linebacker Bryan Cox went on The Herd with Colin Cowherd to defend his former coach.
Cox won Super Bowl XXXVI with the Patriots; the win was one facet in a 12-year career that took him to three Pro Bowls and ended with over 50 sacks and nearly 950 tackles. He used that prodigious experience to back up his experience playing for Belichick:
"He's not. He's not difficult at all...when you're not working you can have as much fun as anybody...the guy can get you prepared, he understands the game from every angle, and he's gonna make you successful. He's one of the old-school coaches still remaining in football, and a lot of people don't see it that way, but he goes against the trend...he identifies traits you have in your abilities, and he only asks you to do that."