"Iron Sharpens Iron" Continues to be the Dominant NFL Training Camp Cliché
Babe wake up! New “iron sharpens iron” quotes just dropped! Every player in training camp loves dropping an iron sharpens iron quote so much that we’re on to post #2 in a recurring series. Here’s the first one.
Let’s get to the new batch. We have three new “iron sharpens iron” from the Eagles alone, starting with Birds YouTube making it the main takeaway from Shane Steichen’s Tuesday press conference:
via Eagles YouTube
And then Jordan Davis on the viral Cam Jurgens rep video:
"I hate it, honestly… You see one rep, but you don't see Cam getting me in another rep"
Jordan Davis stands up for his teammate when asked about the viral video of him pushing back Jurgens.
— Thomas R. Petersen (@thomasrp93) August 10, 2022
Extra points from Jordan Davis for sticking up for his teammate in the process. We’ll let this cliche slide.
#Eagles S Marcus Epps was asked about the developing connection between Hurts + Brown. Epps said they’re making it very tough on the defense.
“Iron sharpens iron. Everybody’s getting better everyday.”
— Gabriella Galati (@ella_galati) August 10, 2022
What if the safety position ends up being one the holes in the Eagles defense like many fans are worried it’s going to be. What were we sharpening all of August?
How about the Bucs now:
"Iron sharpens iron."
🗣: Assistant head coach/run game coordinator Harold Goodwin pic.twitter.com/yfyHDfJrvu
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) August 7, 2022
Little slip up from the Bucs coach, but we recovered. That’s a veteran of the “iron sharpens iron” game right there.
“Iron sharpens iron.”-DL Jon Greenard said he’s learned a lot going against tackles Laremy Tunsil & Tytus Howard. Said they’re the best of the best. pic.twitter.com/fmb0mt9IRL
— Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) August 2, 2022
I just learned who Jon Greenard is. So if I didn’t scour the ends of the internet trying to find NFL players dropping “iron sharpens iron” cliches I would’ve never learned who this guy was.
Iron sharpens iron.
Not only is it reserved for the NFL, it’s becoming the battle cry for college football teams too:
Here is Rylie Mills on #NotreDame’s Dline going against the Oline during camp.
“At the end of the day, iron sharpens iron.” pic.twitter.com/ZekfZjxQbH
— Justin Frommer (@JustinbFrommer) August 12, 2022
Or as Brian Kelly would say, “Iiiron Shawpens Iiiron”
— Trace Trylko (@seinpez) August 7, 2022
Great spinzone by this kid at UCF. PR 101. Instead of saying I want to kill this dude because he transferred from the SEC and wants to take my job, we get a canned iron sharpens iron quote and there’s no drama. Masterclass.
"Iron sharpening iron, that is our mantra. If we go out there and we play hard for each other, that is a very unselfish act…"
— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) May 12, 2022
Iron Sharpens Iron on the way to four wins. Temple is basketball school. Move along.
Five observations from Day 1 of #Bearcats camp.
1. Coach Fickell wore a sweatshirt with the words “Iron Sharpens Iron.”
“We’ve got a lot of guys that are going to compete, and it’s kind of a reminder of what’s important to us,” said Fickell. pic.twitter.com/3a5oAF2urT
— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) August 3, 2022
Luke Fickell wore his best novelty sweatshirt straight from the Wildwood boardwalk.
Jim Harbaugh on the Michigan QB battle between Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy, via In The Trenches podcast: "It's like two swords sharpening, as iron sharpens iron."
Says both guys are taking an equal amount of reps with the first and second strings.
— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) August 8, 2022
The only sharpening of iron Jim Harbaugh doesn’t agree with is when it’s done to a clothes hanger.
— WVTM 13 (@WVTM13) August 10, 2022
Hilarious that WVTM13 spelled out the iron analogy for the smooth brains down there. They taught analogies in 4th grade. Too bad school peaked in Tuscaloosa after you learned how to write a cursive capital “A” in the 2nd grade.
Tag me in any “iron sharpens iron” cliches you see on the internet: @kylepagancb