After intercepting passes in back-to-back games, including one returned for a touchdown two weeks ago against the St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans cornerback Perrish Cox is making good on the promise he made when he signed as a free agent in March.
"I told them when I came here: I am here to make plays, and regardless of where I am at, the nickel, corner, wherever you need me, I plan on making plays,'' Cox said, per the team's official website. "And if I can help instill that into everyone else's mind, too, I think we'll have a much better team."
Cox, who intercepted five passes last season playing for the San Francisco 49ers, hopes to carry over his penchant for generating turnovers into the regular season.
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"I always want to be that player that will make plays and lead by example rather than just talk about it,'' Cox said. "One of the things I try and tell the defense is let's get a quick turnover. Let's try and change the game fast.
"I'm ready to do whatever it takes to help change the mindset of this team."
The 28-year-old, who signed a three-year contract with the Titans in the offseason, said the chance to help the team bounce back from last season's 2-14 record was one of the reasons Tennessee appealed to him.
"I like this team, and the fan base and the city itself is great,'' Cox said. "My whole thing is I know what the record was last season, and I know they need help. I saw the opportunity to come in and help change things and what fans think of this team and that is one of the reasons why I came here."
(h/t Tennessee Titans)