Lang says Meriweather concussion was 'kind of karma' after hit on Lacy
Brandon Meriweather, James Starks. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A lineman whose job it is to protect Green Bay Packers quarterbacks and running backs expressed how sometimes, what goes around comes around.
Guard T.J. Lang talked about the helmet-to-helmet hits that Washington safety Brandon Meriweather committed against running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks during the Packers' 38-20 win on Sunday.
The first gave Lacy a concussion and knocked him out of the game.
The second gave Meriweather a concussion and knocked him out of the contest.
"It was kind of karma. At the time, we didn't realize it was the same guy that hit Eddie," Lang said on "Packers Live," which airs on TODAY'S TMJ4 and NBC26.
"James, it wasn't his fault there. The guy came in leading with his head again, and James did what he was supposed to do, protected himself. It turned out to backfire against the safety."
Lang had compassion for Meriweather, however - along with many of his Packers teammates who stood, applauded and encouraged Meriweather when he left the Packers sideline after the helmet-to-helmet hit.
"It's one of those things that you try to eliminate because when you see a guy knocked out on the sideline, you kind of get butterflies in your stomach, you realize how vicious the game really is."