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    New equipment

    I wonder about NFL equipment.....we've got materials out there that can literrally stop a bullet, and yet we can't develop equipment that can protect against blowing out knees and concussions, etc.

    Maybe the best solution is a radically redesigned, mandatory equipment.
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    stopping a bullet is much easier than stopping a body from contorting in an undesirable way upon impact

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    The concussion issue will not be solved with "equipment." What causes concussions is the unnatural movement of the brain WITHIN the skull. I can't see any external piece of equipment that would, of itself, prevent that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
    I wonder about NFL equipment.....we've got materials out there that can literrally stop a bullet, and yet we can't develop equipment that can protect against blowing out knees and concussions, etc.

    Maybe the best solution is a radically redesigned, mandatory equipment.
    Its not the man made equipment that's the problem. Its the equipment God made.
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    You don't see many knee braces being worn because the players choose not to wear them.
    Making them mandatory would probably be opposed by the union. Same for other equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
    I wonder about NFL equipment.....we've got materials out there that can literrally stop a bullet, and yet we can't develop equipment that can protect against blowing out knees and concussions, etc.

    Maybe the best solution is a radically redesigned, mandatory equipment.
    Knee injuries are pretty much impossible to prevent with equipment, it has to do with how your leg is planted and how it gets hit. A guy can roll into your leg, but equipment can't really stop your knee from bending.

    As far as concussions, I am pretty sure they have a licensing agreement with Riddell (might be another company) and there might be a company that has better equipment specifically for preventing concussions, but that doesn't mean they can just start using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourth&forever View Post
    You don't see many knee braces being worn because the players choose not to wear them.
    Making them mandatory would probably be opposed by the union. Same for other equipment.
    Weren't thigh pads a big issue with the NFLPA in the last negotiatoon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morehead State View Post
    Its not the man made equipment that's the problem. Its the equipment God made.
    It really is a problem made a lot more prominent by the flood of former players' lawsuits against the NFL
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Weren't thigh pads a big issue with the NFLPA in the last negotiatoon?
    I think next year its mandatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    It really is a problem made a lot more prominent by the flood of former players' lawsuits against the NFL
    And that is what this is all about.

    All these new rules and huge fines for guys doing what used to be considered good football.
    They see a boatload of liability down the road. This is all an attempt to mitigate that.
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