In light of another NFL spinal cord injury, why isn't the NFL requiring helmet to pads straps to keep heads up

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7 Responses to “In light of another NFL spinal cord injury, why isn't the NFL requiring helmet to pads straps to keep heads up”

  1. MongodaBear says:

    would likely limit neck mobility too much in other situations…limit the WRs ability to look over his shoulder and such. There are neck shileds that some players wear…but mostly lineman….probably for similiar reasons. You would also think more of these guys would wear knee braces…since you cant watch a single game these days without a blown acl somewhere….

  2. Austin N is Back says:

    Money. NFL needs money

    Fight ON!!

    Root for USC

  3. Wounded Duck says:

    They are not effective!

  4. BVEEZER says:

    WOW you are the type of person that has ruined football….You cant hit the quarterback anymore….are quarterbacks still considered football players? Safety first is not the attitude of the game of football. Try making a tough catch or scanning the field with a strap restricting the movement of your head. That is rediculous. These guys are professionals…This is there job. Do Alaskan Crab fisherman complain about the perils of there job? NO they just collect the huge somes of money if they make it back. Being an athlete in the NFL is a dangerous JOB and in my opinion the reward way outweighs the risk of injury. How dangerous would it be to have a strap on your head restricting movement . Have you ever heard the term keep your head on a swivel.

  5. Tim says:

    I don’t know about this one particular safety feature. I do know, however, that many companies, from Nike to Adidas do millions of dollars in tests to produce safer equipment. If the strap worked in testing, it would already be on the field.

  6. C. Lamar says:

    Think about it…Safety first. If someone tugs to hard at the mask, the helmet won’t come off and now you have a lot more broken necks and neck injuries. They just need to put the mask across the body, on the ball, and stop trying to lead with it.

  7. shiloh says:

    Let’s just make it two hand touch. Everyone who plays football and every whiny parent who signs their kid up to play should know the hazards. If your worried about getting hurt , go play in the band.

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