NFL Players Cite All-Important Swag in Disdain for New NFL Rule

A new safety-related NFL rule requires (kickers and punters) players to wear thigh and knee pads for the first time since 1994. While some players believe it would impair their speed and agility, many other players appeared concerned with the possibility of a severe depletion of personal swag.

The Cleveland Browns’ Joe Haden and Greg Little were particularly vocal about the change, and appear willing to incur fines in the name of swag and fashion.

“I’m definitely not wearing pads,” [Little] said. “It’s just a swag thing. If you don’t feel good, you’re not gonna play good.”

“I don’t do anything on my legs because you don’t need it,” [Haden] said. “It’s about being quicker and it’s a look thing. It just looks smoother when you got nothing beneath your pants.”

The NFL is doing all it can in order to increase safety, though a lack of knee and thigh pads is hardly the worst offender on the list of things to be improved.

And to deny players their swag? It’s criminal.

[Cleveland.com]

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Greg Little, Joe Haden

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  • nwfultz

    If we put them in a bubble they will all be safe. Result will be just like cars. Faster and bigger crashes.

  • Just Sayin

    Just wave your right to any insurance claim or lawsuit and you can not where whatever the fuck you want

    • Just Sayin

      Not sure anything will make Greg Little play better

    • Murphy Louviere

      And if your just sayin’ don’t say it!!!

  • james jeffers

    fucking idiot. That’s why they do not have any money within 2 years of retirement!

  • Murphy Louviere

    How many kickers and punters are injured for lack of the pads?? This is all about a false image of safety being implemented to try to get the lawsuits thrown out of court

  • BarksintheCountry

    What’s “swag”?

  • Raiderblack

    I can’t remember a kicker ever being hurt because he didn’t have pads… stupid…