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Bryan Cox doesn’t get why people think he’s crazy

Bryan cox, Jonathan Freeny

Miami Dolphins pass rush coach Bryan Cox, right, does drills with linebacker Jonathan Freeny (49) during NFL football practice at training camp in Davie, Fla. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)


Bryan Cox spent 12 years as an NFL player, and it’s surprising to some people who followed his playing career that he’s now a Dolphins assistant coach because, frankly, Cox came across as too nuts to be a coach.

Cox doesn’t get why people feel that way.

“Some people, when they show passion, it’s ‘passion,’ and others, he’s a ‘crazy person,’ “Cox said. “I don’t understand that.”

One of the players Cox coaches, however, knows all too well. Jason Taylor remembers Cox as the crazy guy who cursed up a blue streak on the field, challenged an entire sideline of Bengals players to a fight and gave the finger to fans.

“Just Google Bryan Cox, and they’ll see him calling people No. 1,” Taylor said.

Cox promises there will be none of that now that he’s in coaching, and that he’s going to be a quiet guy on the sidelines.

“Very quiet,” Cox said. “I believe that the game is for the players. It’s not about the coaches, so I kind of keep my mouth shut.”