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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; stupid enough to play without either say's a lot about some players stupidity....

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:42 AM   #11
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stupid enough to play without either say's a lot about some players stupidity.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:40 AM   #12
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IDK if I'd consider mandatory knee pads/thigh pads as a step towards total wussification, it's not like, say, a specific rule change aimed at protecting one specific player on the field, eh?

I like seeing them having to wear the pads.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:09 AM   #13
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Nike are pleased to announce the new uniforms for the 2013 NFL season
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #14
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Over 2000 former players lawsuits, NFLPA grievences regarding suspensions, a defamation lawsuit....possibly more. Pads and bruises are a tertiary issue right now.

If RG wanted to bring it to the front he should have done this a while back. It's all a smokescreen. All these ongoing serious issues and the media is asking him about pads. What a joke.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:40 AM   #15
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They need to go to mandatory Knee Braces for ALL except kickers, it will slow the game a little and protect knees.


What will be worn as the mandatory knee and thigh pad.

You can also make coffee with it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
IDK if I'd consider mandatory knee pads/thigh pads as a step towards total wussification, it's not like, say, a specific rule change aimed at protecting one specific player on the field, eh?

I like seeing them having to wear the pads.
Just give it time and Roger will have them wearing flags instead of pads
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by darstep View Post
It will stop a bruise.
I wouldn't play without knee pads, or shin caps, or without my ankles wrapped.
If you've ever had raw bone to helmet on a cold day in December then you know what I'm talking about.
I always wondered why guys opted out of knee pads. They don't slow you down.
There is probably some fool that would play without a helmet.
Go for it.
Retarded machismo, for some people it makes you tougher, more manly, and impresses others to not wear it. True for every sport. Childish logic at it's finest.

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... and yet, helmet to helmet spearing from defensive player to RB is still legal. Go figure...
Well, of course, that makes headlines and video clips....I mean wait, the NFL is about safety and game integrity and would NEVER use violence to sell.....

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stupid enough to play without either say's a lot about some players stupidity.
that's a bingo!
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
Nike are pleased to announce the new uniforms for the 2013 NFL season
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...hmmm.. now that you mention Nike: given the NFL just switched to Nike Combat uniforms, and that Combat uniforms come standard with sewn-in thigh and knee pads, I wonder if the rule is cosmetic or sponsor driven.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:26 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
... and yet, helmet to helmet spearing from defensive player to RB is still legal. Go figure...
You should look a little closer at the plays.

Proper tackling technique is for me to put my face mask between the RB's numbers. The head, the legs, the arms all move in any direction to throw a d-player off... The numbers change direction with the ball...

The RB's first move as I close in is to drop his shoulder pads and try to bull through me... This action puts his helmet coming directly for my helmet. At 6'+ not many defensive people are getting under Sproles... Rice...

My options are... aim lower for his crotch with my face mask... (not happenin). This would angle my facemask down and he would make contact with the crown of my helmet breaking my neck.

Let him run his helmet through my sternum. Again.... if you have ever had a pulling guard flank you... you know you do not want this either. I went to a smaller school where I played both sides of the ball... Ive broken ribs on people who didn't see me pulling.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:55 AM   #20
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Oooooooooouch! He got hit, right between the pads.
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