Eddie Lacy is blind as a bat, but he’ll be damned if he wears a pair of old-fogey-looking goggles on the field.
The Green Bay Packers running back intimated to the press that eye problems have limited him in practice over the week.
NFL.com's Kevin Patra (h/t For The Win’s Mike Foss) reports that Lacy told reporters during a Thursday presser that his eyesight is shot after leaving his prescription contacts in after their 30-day expiration mark.
“Let’s just say I’m very blind,” Lacy said.
Conventional wisdom states that Lacy should either start paying more attention to his contacts or begin wearing prescription athletic goggles, a la Eric Dickerson. The prospect of goggles, however, isn’t exactly Lacy’s cup of chowder.
“I refuse [to wear goggles],” Lacy said, before quickly backpedaling.
“I don’t want to say I refuse, because I think it will be better than wearing contacts, but that’s kind of old-school,” Lacy said.
As someone who is paid a large sum to find gaps in the defense and occasionally catch footballs, Lacy might consider taking the goggle advice to heart. No one wants him to look goofy, but most people with souls would rather not see a talented young man charge into the breach blind as a baby mole.
Just check this out, Eddie:
That’s not lame. That’s a record-breaking demigod and, moreover, a grown man doing what he has to do.
Make the right choice. Grab the goggles.
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