You probably noticed Eddie Lacy get dragged down by his hair on Friday night.
Eddie Lacy certainly noticed Eddie Lacy getting dragged down by his hair on Friday night. As you would expect, he said it hurt and now he’s thinking of cutting his mop.
That’s something he hasn’t done in about a year. Lacy said he’ll consider doing it at after week 3, when the Packers go home for they bye.
“I’m debating after that,” Lacy said. “I don’t know how many more of those I’d like to experience. We’re in camp. So I’ve got to wait until I get out of camp, and then I’ll assess it.”
Lacy isn’t the first guy to get pulled down by his hair and it’s a perfectly legal play.
He doesn’t seem to be considering cutting his dreadlocks off, but rather shortening them.
However, if he did cut them off, he wouldn’t be the first Packer to show up without them one day. Safety Morgan Burnett chopped his off back in 2013.
Frankly, losing that hair would probably make Lacy five pounds lighter. We’re sure Fat Mike would approve.
But like Samson before him, long hair gives him strength!
Pulling guys hair shouldn’t be legal, you can’t horse collar a guy on the back of his jersey, but you can pull him down by his hair? Makes no sense.
Flipside, he’d probably lose more weight cutting his hair than everybody “thought” he did in the off season.
If you can’t pull a guy down by his facemask, then why let him be pulled down by anything attached to the head. Interest in player safety my ass.
Last week I saw a guy with dread locks down to to his ankles ( in the Neatherlands, don’t know how common that is in the USA) That would hurt a running game. Anyway I think it’s unprofessional to have hair you can pullled down with. Unless you used it under your helmeth for extra protection to cuncussion of course ;)
You know one of the reasons why players wear their jerseys tight. So the opposition can’t easily grab ahold of the jersey and gain an advantage. If you do not want your hair pulled keep it high and tight.
I always thought, only girls pulled hair.
I would be sure in scrums for fumbles there have been more painful things grabbed by some mean SOBs than hair that would be better handled by a woman. Getting your hair pulled by accident in a football game is your own fault. That will probably change soon as the NFL will need to accommodate all the sensitive special interest groups that will surely complain over such an outrage.
Well, the day i believe Gerald Hodges pulling Eddie Lacy down by his hair was an accident, is the day i believe that the Earth is flat.
I stick by my comment. This is tackle football, not hair pulling football.
I relate it to a plumber who doesn’t wear gloves and gets shit on his hands. If you are working at your profession then take the precations afforded you to reduce your risk of injury or getting yourself in a shitty situation. Wear gloves, safety glasses, ear plugs, turn off electricity if wiring something, or cut your hair if you don’t want it pulled. It is called taking responsibility for your own decisions and actions. Hodges couldn’t of pulled Lacy’s hair, accident or on purpose if Lacy didn’t have it so long.
I know you understand how fast the NFL players move. I have read you complain to Shawn about putting tape in slow motion to dissect Rodgers play. When In fact Rodgers has to make split second decisions under stress with multiple other players moving at full speed all around him. Hodges was under the similar circumstances, having to make a critical move under full speed with several others moving at full speed all around him. I could give a shit about Hodges, but it was Lacy’s action (not cutting hair) that set Hodges reaction into motion.
We’ll have to agree, to disagree.
To me, there is a right way, and a wrong way. Each man has to make their own decisions.
It’s no secret, that concerning hair pulling, people immediately think of girls fighting. That’s what girls do.
One time, some years back. I got in a fight concerning my g/f’s ex b/f. I’ll skip the labor pains, but he thought it would be a good idea to try to crush my balls with his hand. Just the mere thought of him doing that, pissed me off to no end. His beat down was about 3 times worse than it would have been. I made sure….that visually, people around him would ask him about his face, for 2 weeks after.
In boxing and MMA there is no hitting or grabbing balls, in football, there should be no hair pulling.
Men should act like men.
Agree we will disagree but for a different reason. I just think the action of pulling the hair was an accident in the heat of the play.
Lacy puts the team and himself at risk by wearing his hair long. When I watched the play it looked like a horse collar and we know why the league penalized it. To prevent injuries. Until the league makes it a penalty to grab hair Lacy should cut it. Even if it was a penalty Lacy should cut his hair to not put his health and the teams investment at risk by making his hair available to use as a tackling device legal play or not.
The only reason i think the competition committee hasn’t banned it already, is possibly because the NFL is trying to deter guy’s from having long hair. That’s my guess, because it’s the only one that makes sense to me. In essence, it’s the same as a horse collar, but in a more feminine style.