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NFL helmets too loose

Posted on: March 21, 2011 7:03 pm
Edited on: March 21, 2011 7:05 pm

NEW ORLEANS -- We hear an endless amount of talk of ways to make the NFL safer.

Here's a good idea: Make players wear helmets that fit.

It's amazing the number of helmets that come off during games. Luckily, the NFL is aware of it.

Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of operations, told me that the league officials have talked with helmet manufactures about the design of the helmet with the idea to make it tougher to come off.

Anderson said there has been an increase in the numbers of helmets coming off during games.

"There's more in college too," Anderson said.

Could loose helmets be contributing to more concussions? That's hard to say, but it is something the NFL is ware of and plans to discuss more with the helmet manufacturers.

The old-time helmets used to be tough to get off, mainly because of the ear padding. They weren't comfortable, which could make it tough to get players to change.

If the helmet companies come up with a model that fits tighter, maybe the league should make it mandatory.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL

Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:15 pm

NFL helmets too loose

Some helmets look like they're on too tight.  Payton Manning always has that red ring around his forehead after a game.  It looks painful.

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