In the article, Cody said he didn't care for the new uniforms from Nike, which replaced
Somehow, maybe because of some misleading headlines,
"Terrence Cody is about 350 [pounds]. Terrence, I don't mean this in a bad way, but you're fat. I mean, am I making up that you have some fat on you when you weight 350? Listen, if you're under 10 percent fat percentage, God love you, but I am pretty sure you are not," Golic said.
I happened to be watching the Friday morning telecast of the show on
Asked about Golic's comments later in the day Friday, Cody said he had heard about them but didn't have a reaction either way. He also reiterated the concerns he voiced in the Journal article about the clingy jerseys.
"It's true -- we are all big," said Cody, a second-round draft pick in 2010. "And sometimes we are cautious of how we look when we put on our jerseys, because some of us like to look good and some of us don't care."
Fellow defensive tackle
"It makes Terrence Cody look like a big Suburban out there," he said. "We can't have our nose tackle looking like a Suburban."
Other linemen, such as rookie center
"They could just put a pair of shoes and a jersey in my locker and I would play," Birk said. "But other guys, they've got to feel a certain way, and that's important. Whatever makes a guy feel good."
But forget the aesthetics. Players say there are legitimate functional concerns. Multiple players talked about the jerseys tearing easily when they get wet. If the tear is big enough, the player has to leave the field so he can get the tear stitched up by the equipment staff.