*Football Helmets: Could Cause Neck Injury*

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    1. Does anyone else think that football players necks can be injured due to a facemask penality?
    2. You know, when a defensive/offensive, player grabs the shield infront of the helmet and whips the players head around and brings them to the ground.
    3. I think there is a better way.
    4. These shield's should be able to be pulled off, that way, who ever gets grabbed by the Face Mask, then thier neck isn't broken or strained.
    5. I am sure its happened, why isn't thier some concern for the players necks?:eek:



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    Football helmets are getting a bad rap here. Running into another person at full pelt couldn't possible lead to physical ailments any more than wearing a football helmet could. Gosh, this is so silly.
     
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    1. Ozman, you really need to know something about football in order to post on this thread dude.
    2. Maybe sit this one out.:clap2:


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    I played football, may I post in this thread? Thank you.

    When I played Riddell Helmets were popular. I never saw anyone get a neck injury but some guys got their noses broken because the helmet, upon impact would rotate down on your nose and either scrape it, cut it or in some extreme cases, break it. Riddell was famous for this 30 years ago but I'm sure they've made improvements since if they're still in business.

    The most common injury back then were pinched nerves, hip pointers and dislocated fingers. I was lucky, I never got one injury but my cousin Scott wasn't, he got his knee blown out.

    All that being said, football leagues the world over already have a rule against grabbing the face mask, in fact your hand can't even come close or you'll get flagged for it. It's already a non issue.
     
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    No problem.


    Rather than having them be pulled off...which might result in them being pushed off or pushed into the players face during direct contact...I think that they should be clear plexiglass screens, sort of like those on motorcycle helmets.

    Then again, I can't think of the last time I saw a player with a severe neck injury due to a facemask. These guys necks are usually thicker than both of my thighs put together with their massive muscles.
     
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    How about padding the exterior of the helmet?

    If the day of the 300 lb running back (4.5 forty) isn't far off, maybe the entire system of pads/braces protecting the players should be redesigned?

    Mandatory knee braces?

    Shoulder pads, neck brace, and helmets as distinct parts of a single integrated system?

    'Never played the game in pads.

    Just thinking.
     
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    1. Hey I think my idea of a *Break-Away* face mask is viable.
    2. What your saying george, is send them out there in a Knights Armor.
    3. No, lets not and say we did.:lol:


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    I'm sorely tempted to respond with:

    "31 - 13"

    And

    "34 - 12"

    But I'll resist...

    Or not.
     
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    Thank you for your impeccable input to my post. It really contributed to the flow of this thread. A natural flow, much like the shock of a full-force frontal impact.

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    suppose the masks on the front of the helmets were fitted with razor sharp edges to discourage facemasking?
     

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