Sunday’s slate of NFL games were played in frigid weather where judgment and vision was seriously impaired by the elements. But while we can live with quarterbacks making bad passes in blizzard-like conditions, one play is still boggling a lot of minds around the NFL. During Sunday’s Steelers-Dolphins game, Miami defensive lineman Randy Starks was trying to recover a fumble to get his team the ball back while at the same time Steelers center Cody Wallace was also trying to get the ball — except he grabbed the wrong one.
CBS cameras captured Wallace trying to get Starks out of the pile in a brutal way that violates every man code in existence.
Where’s Ed Hochuli’s infamous “giving him the business” call when you really need it? Starks responded to the incident today to USA Today’s Tom Pelissero.
“I heard of stuff like that happening. It’s the first time it happened to me,” Starks said, via USA Today. “If I knew exactly who it was at the time, I probably would have got thrown out.”
It’s not a total loss as while Starks couldn’t defend his manhood, the Dolphins got the ball back and they ended up winning the game in thrilling fashion. But next time Starks sees Wallace out and about, the favor is most likely going to be returned.