Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox took to social media and launched a scathing attack on San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel following the Chiefs’ victory on Sunday. Kansas City emerged triumphant with a score of 25-22.
On Instagram, Cox publicly called out Samuel and skillfully unleashed his anger towards his NFC rival. To be fair, Samuel had previously made disrespectful comments about Philadelphia during media appearances. When asked about the rivalry between the Niners and the Eagles, Deebo had suggested that San Francisco had won too many matchups for it to be considered a true “rivalry.” So, it’s safe to say that Samuel had it coming.
Cox shared on his Instagram Stories: “Don’t mention the Eagles, Boe. I still possess something that you lack. Yeah! I’ve been holding this one in, son!!” The veteran of 12 years tagged Samuel in the post, not shying away from any confrontation with the Niners’ star player.
In last year’s Super Bowl, Cox and the Eagles faced Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, nearly preventing their path to a dynasty. Philadelphia ultimately fell short, losing to Kansas City with a score of 38-35. However, Fletcher Cox can still boast a Super Bowl championship (LII) over Deebo Samuel.
Deebo Samuel had a relatively quiet performance on the biggest stage of the season. The presumed number one wide receiver for the 49ers managed only six touches for a total of 41 yards. Excluding Christian McCaffrey, who had an impressive game, Kyle Shanahan’s offense mustered only 226 yards against Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs.
While Cox and Samuel should continue directing their animosity towards Kansas City, it seems that their frustration with stopping the next NFL dynasty has reached a boiling point.
Predicting the duration of the Chiefs’ dynasty is challenging after witnessing their third Lombardi Trophy in four years. Their victories over Miami, Buffalo, Baltimore, and San Francisco in the Super Bowl have undoubtedly solidified their status as a dominant force in the league.
Not to be pessimistic, but the Niners may never be the team to outperform a Mahomes-led squad after suffering two losses to him in the Super Bowl within the last four years.
Kansas City now carries the weight of being the team everyone wants to beat, but ultimately, walking away with victory is what truly matters.
For most teams, winning the Super Bowl is not as important as avoiding the humiliation of losing on football’s grandest stage. The losing team often becomes the target of ridicule from their rivals, and the 49ers players experienced no different fate on Sunday.
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According to the Source outkick.com