With all of the different rules that defensive backs have to abide by, playing cornerback and safety in the NFL is one of the tougher tasks in sports. You can only put your hands on receivers within the first five yards of the line of scrimmage. You can’t make contact with them before they touch the ball. If you don’t turn around and look at the ball on a pass thrown your way, you can put money on there being laundry on the field. And to top it off, you aren’t allowed to rip off receivers’ shoes and throw them off the field.
It’s preposterous. Seriously, a defender is supposed to run with a receiver from the snap of a ball, not touch him after five yards, not get burnt deep and then they can’t even yank off the receiver’s shoe and chuck it twenty yards off the field?! That’s just unfair.
Oh, apparently you can do this if your name is Kurt Coleman (#42) and you play safety for the Philadelphia Eagles. Antonio Brown was left with one shoe and had to grab a new one off the sidelines. And you know how it is. New shoes give you blisters. Nobody likes blisters.