You can take the boy out of Florida, but you can’t take Florida out of the boy.
The NFL season kicked off last night with the Detroit Lionsgetting one of their biggest wins in awhile by knocking off the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefsin a relatively low scoring but competitive game that got Motor City rocking harder than it has in quite some time.
The rest of the league will strap on the pads for their first games this weekend, and while there’s a ton of great match ups, there’s none that I’m looking forward too more than the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the San Francisco 49ers.
Okay, I am a massive Steelers fan, but there’s lots to be excited about with this game. Will Brock Purdy be as good as he was last year? Will Kenny Pickett make a big year 2 leap? Will both defenses show themselves as the dominant forces experts expect them to be?
While all of that will be settled on the field, I have a very strong feeling that the Steelers defense will prove themselves to be the best in the league for one reason and one reason alone.
This offseason, the organization signed 3rd year linebacker Cole Holcomb from the Washington Commanders and he had an electrifying preseason, catching the eye of many defensive experts and playing so well he’s expected to start at inside linebacker to open the year.
But it wasn’t the New Smyrna Beach native’s play that got me fired up, it’s the unique pair of cleats he showed off just yesterday.
Pittsburgh artist Cody Sabol has long made custom cleats for many players in the league, but his local team has been the most frequent customer for his services, and he really out did himself with these.
Yesterday, Holcomb was presented with a pair of cleats sporting the iconic mullet that fans have long loved him for. Luscious locks flow from the back of both shoes and the rest is decorated with his number and the team’s logo and color scheme and my goodness do they look incredible.
Take a gander for yourself and you’ll see why undoubtedly Cole is about to set every defensive record known to man this year.