The NFL’s known for hard hits, but they don’t usually knock the logo off a helmet. That’s what happened in the cold conditions at Chicago’s Soldier Field Sunday, though.
Bears’ running back Ka’Deem Carey took a massive helmet-to-helmet hit from Green Bay linebacker Joe Thomas, which led to his “C” helmet decal flying off. Here’s the play:
— Chris Leible
The @ESPNNFL account got a great freeze frame of this, which you can see up top. Here’s another slow-motion look:
Ka'Deem Carey takes the hit and end up losing his C logo sticker off his helmet. pic.twitter.com/4IUl9l4Q9c
— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) December 18, 2016
That’s definitely not something you see every day. Those kinds of helmet-to-helmet hits are problematic in general from a perspective of head injuries, and this perhaps helps illustrate just how much force is involved in them. Logos aren’t going to always go flying, and the cold conditions here (it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago at game time) may have played a factor as well, causing the logos to perhaps being less firmly affixed then normal. However, this is a punishing hit under any circumstances. The logo’s flight helps show just how hard some of these hits are.
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