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Old 05-23-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default thigh/knee pads may be mandatory in 2013?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...193053822.html

i agree with this. i've always thought it was silly to see guys willingly forgo the use of these. the pads help prevent bruises. if i was a coach and i lost a key player for a couple of games because of a deep bruise and that player was not wearing pads that could have prevented it, i'd be pretty annoyed, just like this guy...

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #2
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The pads are also there to protect the other players as well. Not just the player wearing them.
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This is ok. But all these former players suing is getting ridiculous. If the NFL gave these players a class back then, put a huge warning sign on the helmets saying football may cause depression suicide and long term health damage, NOT ONE player would've walked away back then. Could you see someone like Jim McMahon or Seau saying "I don't want to play football cause it's too dangerous". Nope. They all would've still played regardless if the NFL gave them adequate info or not.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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In the end they are just going to find and wear the smallest pads they can so not really any purpose to implement this
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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I think it's a good idea, but players don't want them from what I've heard. I caught Herm and Marcellus Wiley joking that as rookies the vets told them something like, "What are you wearing those things for, rook?" Sort of I guess like hockey players didn't want helmets/face shields. Domonique Foxworth said players aren't real big on the idea.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #7
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In the end they are just going to find and wear the smallest pads they can so not really any purpose to implement this
I wonder if they'll have wings.
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Kickers and Punters to??
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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Kickers and Punters to??
That's a good point. Not that it should matter at all in terms of kicking efficiency. It's all between the ears, pads vs. no pads. They're not restrictive to playing ability at all.
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Apparently, the NFL correlated not having those pads with some increase in the incidence of concussions. If it does help decrease that incidence, then it may well be worth the percieved discomfort or perceived attack on testestoron driven manliness. The incidence of concussions in sprts generally should be of concern to all observers of Sports. Even young women and girls are showing up with concussions from playing soccor. I do not believe that efforts to prevent those sorts of injuries should be subjected to derision.


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Old 05-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #12
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This is ok. But all these former players suing is getting ridiculous. If the NFL gave these players a class back then, put a huge warning sign on the helmets saying football may cause depression suicide and long term health damage, NOT ONE player would've walked away back then. Could you see someone like Jim McMahon or Seau saying "I don't want to play football cause it's too dangerous". Nope. They all would've still played regardless if the NFL gave them adequate info or not.
Exactly.

Justin Bannan put it great on his interview yesterday. Basically said playing this game is a sacrifice. You're going for big bucks while young, in a small window to be set for life. You know what you're getting yourself into.

Former players see a window to get free cash, so they're all in.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #13
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Sounds to me like this is just a ploy by the NFL to look like its doing something in terms of preventing concussions, just an empty change.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #14
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why not make all players sign contracts that they can never sue the NFL for anything injry related for the rest of their life....
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Sounds to me like this is just a ploy by the NFL to look like its doing something in terms of preventing concussions, just an empty change.
That might be true, but it's also the right thing to do.
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I think it's a good idea, but players don't want them from what I've heard. I caught Herm and Marcellus Wiley joking that as rookies the vets told them something like, "What are you wearing those things for, rook?" Sort of I guess like hockey players didn't want helmets/face shields. Domonique Foxworth said players aren't real big on the idea.
i remember that interview about the pads. i can't remember who it was. but i always found it funny that a vet gave some **** to a rookie for putting on his pads.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #17
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why not make all players sign contracts that they can never sue the NFL for anything injry related for the rest of their life....
probably because that would be illegal, for one
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:21 PM   #18
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I know all the players in the league will just take the fines and pay them until this rule goes away....again.

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #19
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I know all the players in the league will just take the fines and pay them until this rule goes away....again.

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Nothing will make a rule go away faster then players giving up their hard earned money back to the owners.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 PM   #20
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Weren't there a few recievers who complained about thigh pads? Like they slow them down and don't look good in them?

I think DBs and WRs are gonna whine the most about this new rule.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #22
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I thought I read way back that when Nike was going to do the uni's they were implementing the pads right into the pants for ultra comfort. Maybe I am wrong
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #23
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Weren't there a few recievers who complained about thigh pads? Like they slow them down and don't look good in them?

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #24
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This is ok. But all these former players suing is getting ridiculous. If the NFL gave these players a class back then, put a huge warning sign on the helmets saying football may cause depression suicide and long term health damage, NOT ONE player would've walked away back then. Could you see someone like Jim McMahon or Seau saying "I don't want to play football cause it's too dangerous". Nope. They all would've still played regardless if the NFL gave them adequate info or not.
I'd say it's a money grab. Broke players trying to get some money. I wonder how many players in the law suit are not having money problems.
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