(USA TODAY) -- The Arizona Cardinals held a fan fest event on Tuesday afternoon, welcoming Phoenix faithful to University of Phoenix Stadium to
watch the Cardinals practice and participate in various
But defensive end Darnell Dockett stole the
show when he seized the opportunity to test out some new fashion.
The Cards tweeted, "What do u think of the facemask that @ddockett is wearing @ #CardsFanFest? Retweet if u approve! #AZCardinals @nfl pic.twitter.com/reLeORYy1Q"
That's about the tightest facemask grid you'll ever see, plus a
reflective visor. Opposing offensive linemen should absolutely not
expect to get their fingers inside Darnell Dockett's helmet this year.
It even has a bull-ring for added protection, and the bull-ring itself
has extra bars inside it.
We've seen facemasks nearly as intricate in the NFL before, most notably on Giants defensive end Justin Tuck.
Dockett's new look clearly represents an elevated level of
face-shielding in the NFL, but it comes with a risk. Opposing lineman
might now distract Dockett for a few seconds with a simple, "Don't look
at the bars, dude!" Because then you always look at the bars. The only problem is, it's a tough card to play when you yourself are wearing a facemask with tons of bars.
And to Dockett's credit, it'll be great for terrorizing a certain group of mutant bipedal turtles.