Are you hip with current lingo? If we said that a person has a nice flow, would you know what we meant? Don’t feel bad. Many NFL players and coaches didn’t know either.
In fact, out of six NFL players and coaches asked, the only one to answer the question correctly was Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson. You go, Doug!
To have good flow means that you have a nice head of hair, and let us tell you, there are plenty of players within the NFL that meet the flow standard. Here we break down what some players had to say about their luscious locks.
“Yeah, I’m proud of it,” said De’ Vondre Campbell, Cardinals linebacker. “No, I don’t spend a lot of time on it. I just wake up and go. It’s been 12 years since I like trim, cut, did anything in my hair. I just let it grow. I’m like Chewbacca. I don’t do nothing to it.”
Best put by tight end George Kittle, “hair care is important at all times of the day.”
Wash. Rinse. Repeat, baby.
“There’s a couple guys with flow, tight end, (Dawson) Knox,” said Ty Nsekhe, offensive tackle for the Bills. “We call him lettuce. That’s his nickname because of his hair. All about the flow.”
Positional Flow With an Edge
As former NFL running back, Rashad Jennings said, the flow stems from the position.
“I mean, it could be a mentality for offensive linemen. You know, big, you know, nature men, two-by-fours. They’re walking around hunting, and like that’s the mentality.”
Some NFL players see their flow as more than just hair. It gives them an edge.
“My mom used to always like them. She used to always talk about Samson and how the strength in his hair,” said Larry Fitzgerald. “I don’t know how much that resonated with me when I was a child, but I know as a man now, you know, I think there is strength in my hair. So, I let it continue to grow and also just makes me remember my mother, something my mother liked, so it makes me feel good.”
Silky Special Teams
However, football flow doesn’t show favorites. If you’ve got it, you’ve got it no matter the position. And I think we can all agree that Josh Lambo has our vote for best special teams player with silky hair. Both commentators and fans alike have voiced their love for the lettuce.
“Look at that. His hair is perfect. Like the werewolf in London,” said TV personality Rich Eisen. “Kickers have dreamy hair too.”
While a fan yelled at Lambo from the crowd to ask the important questions during an NFL game.
“Lambo, what do you use for your hair? What’s the secret?”
Good flow doesn’t have to be naturally grown, however. Some players achieve flow status after a bottle of hair dye.
“I get it done probably once a month,” said Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers running back. “It probably takes about a couple hours. Just last summer, I had my auntie dye it red, you know, for Tampa Bay, so it’s pretty important to me. I think it gives you like another edge when you go out there, some swag.”
But what is flow without its opposite? Bald can be just as intimidating as a long head of locks. Just ask Leonard Fournette.
“He’s in the bathroom. He shaves his head, like my dad does that, and he’s 50, and you’re 23,” says A.J. Bouye, Broncos cornerback. “And I’m just looking at him like, old…you’re just old. We need to check his birth certificate. He’s gotta be like 35.”
Regardless of how you style or dye your hair off the field, your play style matters a touch more on the field. Flow my gosh.