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RaginCajun83 05-22-2012 10:49 AM

Knee and Thigh Pads Mandatory in 2013
 
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter

NFL makes it mandatory for players to wear knee and thigh pads starting in 2013

And the wussification of the NFL continues .....

lee909 05-22-2012 10:51 AM

How will a knee pad doing anything but stop a player getting turf burn.
It's not going to stop a ruptured ACL is it.

darstep 05-22-2012 11:21 AM

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.

saintfan 05-22-2012 11:23 AM

LMAO. The NFLs desperation continues...

Crusader 05-22-2012 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darstep (Post 407175)
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.

Agreed, it has helped me more than once to avoid a bruised knee or thigh. Most importantly it will make kids watching think "oh they wear knee pads and thigh pads in the NFL so I should do that too". The first thing Mike Singeltary did when he came to the 49ers was to make Patrick Willis wear more pads wit the reasoning it would help him avoid small bumps and bruises that only serves to slow a player down.

Danno 05-22-2012 05:04 PM

A knee to the head hurts much less if that knee is padded.

foreverfan 05-22-2012 05:19 PM

What requirement is next... a cup?

Srgt. Hulka 05-22-2012 08:30 PM

That's gonna do a LOT to stop the concussions.

Tobias-Reiper 05-22-2012 08:47 PM

... and yet, helmet to helmet spearing from defensive player to RB is still legal. Go figure...

QBREES9 05-22-2012 11:18 PM

every little bit helps.


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