Not only did Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman lose weight when he cut his dreadlocks earlier this week, he eliminated the possibility of getting snatched down by his hair.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy might do follow his path after a nasty tackle Friday night.
Lacy was brought down by his hair on a hard tackle during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Friday night. He spoke with the Green Bay Press-Gazette and said that he might decide to cut his hair after the tackle.
“It definitely hurts. The first thought in my mind was a word I can’t really say…. I’m debating [getting a haircut] after that. 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.”
He later mentioned that hair tackles could lead to a lower body injury, which is possibly a contributing factor as to why he might cut his hair.
“That’s how most guys hurt their knees, because you get pulled from the back. Which is why the horse collar rule thing (exists). So luckily that didn’t happen.”
He is going to be a big part of the Packers’ success this season. To do that, he will have to stay completely healthy and cutting his hair might be the best thing for him.