NFL Football 2011: 10 NFL Players Who Could Take Chris Cooley in a Cage Fight

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NFL Football 2011: 10 NFL Players Who Could Take Chris Cooley in a Cage Fight
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Given the fact that Chris Cooley put his foot in his mouth with his controversial remarks about Tony Romo last week, it's only necessary to find 10 NFL players that could make some shin-to-chin action of their own.

After Romo's collapse in the second half against the Detroit Lions in Week 4, Cooley told a Washington radio show it was amazing to watch Romo choke like that. Cooley was referring to Romo's three-interception performance, with two of his interceptions being returned for scores.

Rather than apologizing for his remarks, Cooley said that he shows no remorse for his actions in his blog last Friday.

I don't fault Cooley for taking a shot at an opponent and adding an entertainment element to the league. In fact, it's smart on a marketability level, but everytime someone opens their mouth, they have to back it up.

All this controversy surrounding Cooley got me thinking about what players would match up well against Cooley in the octagon that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has made ever so popular.

Of course, all NFL players are tough guys, but there are a few men in the league that players view more vicious than others.

Guys like Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher have preyed on the fearful for years in the league and have a certain aura of manliness that intimidates opponents.

Cooley's a tough guy himself, but what if he went against a player that has had Mixed Martial Arts training? Do you think that would make Cooley think twice about what he says?

Whether or not you think Cooley might filter himself before getting into a scrap with the NFL's toughest players, these are the guys that I'd love to see Cooley square off with in the cage.

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