NEW YORK (WFAN) — Could it be? Is that Giants defensive end Justin Tuck or…
Hannibal Lecter? Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Batman’s bane, Bane?
Tuck has been turning heads lately with his new facemask, designed to further prevent grab-handed opposing players from getting their mitts inside.
The 29-year-old moved to a six-bar facemask last season, up from the conventional four. Apparently that wasn’t enough, as the added titanium diagonal bars have drawn humorous comparisons all over the board; Lecter, Lando Calrissian, you name it.
Tuck even got in on the act Friday morning, tweeting his suggestions of Optimus Prime and Darth Vader.
The defensive end, whose teammate Chris Canty started the six-bar fad, said the Shredder look is his and his alone — for now.
“Everybody is like, ‘Can I get that facemask?’ No, it’s exclusive to me, no one else can have it,” said Tuck, according to the Giants’ official website. “But it’s a copycat league in everything people do so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are a few of those floating around before we play.”
Hello, Clarice… what does Tuck’s new look remind you of? Be heard in the comments below!