"Iron Sharpens Iron" is this Year's NFL Training Camp Cliché
NFL coaches and players love clichés. They deliver them the entire season, i.e. “one game at a time” or “we gotta play a full 60 minutes.”
I didn’t know that “iron sharpens iron” was going to be the big cliché of training camp:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 1, 2022
Evan Neal on facing Kayvon Thibodeaux
“Iron sharpens iron” pic.twitter.com/adrp3lsjWD
— Talkin’ Giants (@TalkinGiants) July 31, 2022
“Iron sharpens iron, I love it.”
Jauan Jennings on going up against Charvarius Ward and the DBs pic.twitter.com/V8HbJyUgy6
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) July 30, 2022
Not the first time today Aaron Rodgers and Rasul Douglas have talked shop 1-on-1 after a play. Matt LaFleur said today, “iron sharpens iron.” pic.twitter.com/qoDXoE1hYs
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) July 28, 2022
‘Iron sharpens iron. Everybody knows that.’ pic.twitter.com/LGo11QvWIn
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 1, 2022
#Chiefs rookie Leo Chenal on playing against Patrick Mahomes “It’s kinda cool, the top of the top of the top. Iron sharpens iron but in reality it’s more like a diamond sharpening copper😂”#ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/1RHXoQID1s
— Hayley Lewis 👑 (@HayleyLewis_) July 24, 2022
Just a comical amount of “iron sharpens iron” quotes one week into training camp. Next thing you know, you’re going to go home and visit your parents and your mom has an “iron sharpens iron” hand towel hanging off the stove she got from Etsy. This year she’s not losing the Christmas cookie exchange.
I look forward to the “No pressure. No diamonds.” portion of camp.
Kinkead: Let’s see if we can find an “iron sharpens iron” quote from all 32 NFL teams. Six down, 26 to go.