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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by TXBuffFan, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. TXBuffFan

    TXBuffFan New Member

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    Has anyone else noticed the abundance of helmets coming off of players during contact in college games this year? Now, I am not an equipment engineer or doctor, but this would lead me to think that the helmets aren't fitting correctly and this may be leading to more concussions. My wife, who is not football savvy, even remarked last weekend about how it used to be a rarity, but now it occurs 1-2 times per Qtr, per game. We watched about 6-7 hours of College ball on Saturday and eventually counted 17 helmets being lost during contact :wow:. Watched about 4 hours of NFL and saw 1. Even saw some guys lose their helmet and continue through the play until the whistle blew. Now that is a hard-nosed football player, but can you imagine the damage if he unfortunately took a head to helmet shot on the play?

    Now, now I am in no way thinking we should have more rules to "protect" players that lose their helmets. Hell, I hate half the player "protection" rules we have now (Damn it is TACKLE football people) I just think these players need to have equipment that works.
     
  2. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    an alternative is that college players are more likely to put their head down when they tackle... that causes the helmet to come off more often
     
  3. TXBuffFan

    TXBuffFan New Member

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    True. Don't get me started on tackling. Never seen so much arm tackling and body-checking in football. Watched very few teams last weekend that overall tackled well. What is going on with all of the body-check "tackles" by DB's (in general)?
     
  4. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I've definitely noticed it. I don't recall any Buffs opponents getting theirs knocked off yet, though...
     
  5. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

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    its because they only buckle one snap on the helmet, not both. Its the "in" thing, kinda like how the WRs dont fasten the velcro wrist straps on their gloves.
     
  6. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The helmets popping off also seems to come from dudes that have a lot of hair, especially dreads. Nate Webster hat used to come off 3-4 times a game. I've noticed it more with these new helmets, whether it be the revolution, Schutt, whichever.
     
  7. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    On the subject of equipment, what's the deal with those rubber-band looking things they all wear on their arms now? Do they actually serve some purpose or is it just a fashion statement?
     
  8. CSU Husker

    CSU Husker Well-Known Member

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    Fashion statement, and really helpful if you want to shoot up. :huh:
     
  9. RuffBuff

    RuffBuff Club Member Club Member

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    but their flags sure have been taking a beating.....too bad this isn't intramurals...
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    That running QB from (Michigan?) doesn't even tie his freaking shoes.

    Actually those things help with tendinitis and actually work.
     
  11. Timbuff10

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    I'm blaming the hair... anyone seen Chris Henry from the Titans? His facemask nearly rests on his face so he can fit all his dreads in there. I know some of you hate this but they really should make a rule saying that your hair can't cover up any part of your jersey and tucking it back in the helmet is not allowed.

    If I were a coach, I would make everyone cut that crap off. Make my team into an actual uniform looking team. But that's just me, and now some loser can point out why I am not a football coach.
     
  12. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Is that extra hair holding down the CU defenders? Perhaps if some of those players would get a buzz cut, it would help the overall speed!
     
  13. Buff fanatic

    Buff fanatic Well-Known Member

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    Maybe thats why youre not a football coach??:smile2:
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    [video=youtube;Lzpk5dMhVE4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzpk5dMhVE4[/video]
     

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