Monday, December 19, 2016

"C" Ya!

The game yesterday was a classic NFC North clash, two old-school teams in cold weather. The frigid conditions were great optics but hard on the equipment.

Halfway through the second quarter, linebacker Joe Thomas clashed helmets with Ka'Deem Carey, knocking the "C" decal right off his helmet. You can see it here (until the NFL has the footage pulled):

The Packers had their own share of decal problems. Linebacker Jake Ryan's helmet was similarly battered during the game:

After the game, Ryan tweeted out this picture:

Ouch. Here's a closer look:

Let's try to forget the helmet-on-helmet contact that created all these marks and focus on the helmets themselves. The paint and decals were made so brittle that they crumbled and snapped. Very striking.

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