But the 5-foot-8 running back can still do a spot-on impersonation of the tackle.
Rice put on McKinnie’s jersey and helmet this morning, and was doing McKinnie’s lumbering jog around the locker room and in the training room, where his amused teammates snapped pictures and posted them on Twitter.
Objectively speaking, the poses are perfect.
Especially when he’s tired, McKinnie stands with his wrists on his hips and his hands turned backwards. It’s almost as if he’s supporting his massive 6-foot-8 frame.
It’s tough to describe the unique posture, but check it out for yourself.
“Big Mac, when he stands up, he holds his hands on his back,” Rice said. “Being that he’s my locker mate, he’s been bothering me a little too often. So I had to get him back.”
McKinnie was laughing when I asked him about it, and conceded it was a good impersonation.
“Yeah, he does it well,” he said. “He stands behind me in practice and does it. He imitates me a lot.”
I suggested to McKinnie that he needs to get Rice back. But every joke we could come up with had to do with Rice’s height, and it may be a little difficult for the big guy to shrink down for an impersonation.
So this round goes to Mighty Mouse.