Ashton Cobb understands why you should do everything you can to develop as a player when aiming to become a part of the NFL, which is why he made sure to take full advantage of the opportunity when the FXFL’s Boston Brawlers offered him the chance to play as the starting strong safety in their 2014 team. The Brawlers franchise has since moved to Ohio for the 2015 season, so let’s take a look back at the team that Ashton called home for much of 2014.
The Brawlers were a charter team for the FXFL, which is aiming to become one of the main developmental leagues for the NFL. As such, the players that made up its team were all hungry for the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities on the football field, which was an atmosphere that Cobb relished.
Coached by Terry Shea, who has experience in both college and professional-level football, the Brawlers were combative throughout the entire 2014 season, eventually finishing third in the league. The highlight of the season was an impressive victory over the Blacktips.
Unfortunately, the team was unable to find a permanent owner in Boston, which led to them moving to Ohio in order to continue operations. They will not be a part of the 2015 FXFL season, but aim to come back with a bang in 2016.
Ashton Cobb was delighted to have the opportunity of working under an experienced coach like Terry Shea and he believes that the experience allowed him to develop further as a player as he prepares for an opportunity to play in the NFL.