“There is no reason why a woman could not do this.”
Lloyd was just playing around at the Eagles’ training camp, but afterwards offered some serious insight into what the future could hold for her, as the first female NFL player, and for the wide world of women, some of whom could also be interested in playing professional football.
Carli laughed about taking a call from Randy Brown, a Ravens assistant special teams coach, “but the more I think about it, this has the chance to be sort of a pioneering moment for women.”
Here are a few more Carli Lloyd comments:
“…I think we’re kind of at that crossroads as far as equality and just women empowerment, so [I’m] kind of being in the crosshairs of that.”
“I could kick field goals all day long. I absolutely love it.
“The mind-set I have…with practice, I know I have to work on my steps and my technique, but I think I could do it and do it well. It could be a huge pivotal moment. There is no reason why a woman could not do this.”
“Nothing scares me. You hold yourself back if you’re afraid.
“I have one of the most accurate shots in our game. Big thing would be getting used to the big boys out there. But nothing scares me. You hold yourself back if you’re afraid. What’s the worst that can happen? I don’t make the team? Let’s just say I did try. Maybe I change the landscape a lot.”
Lloyd’s trainer, James Galanis, told Fox Sports, “Today, she got another call from another NFL team…I don’t want to say who it is…[that]was willing to put her on the roster for their next [game]. They were willing to put her on the roster.”
Go, Carli! I’m doing a one-woman wave.