San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis fell victim to an incredibly painful tackle on Sunday when St. Louis Rams safety TJ McDonald grabbed ahold of his junk and dragged him to the turf. Now, Davis wants the NFL to take action to prevent the same thing from happening again.
— Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) December 2, 2013
In response to that, the NFL will probably tell players they should simply be sure to wear a cup. If a guy can be legally dragged down by his hair because it is his choice to grown it long, you can understand why the league would also tell players they have a choice to protect themselves.
Nevertheless, I feel sorry for Davis. The thought of getting dragged down by an NFL player is frightening enough for me. When you throw the man region into the equation, it’s downright terrifying.
The only question I have is this — If the NFL does make such a rule, would Davis be cool with them naming it after him? You know how they have the “Tom Brady Rule” for defenders diving at quarterbacks’ legs? Would this be known as the “Vernon Davis Rule?”