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Old 05-22-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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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 .....
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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LMAO. The NFLs desperation continues...
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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.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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A knee to the head hurts much less if that knee is padded.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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What requirement is next... a cup?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
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That's gonna do a LOT to stop the concussions.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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... and yet, helmet to helmet spearing from defensive player to RB is still legal. Go figure...
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every little bit helps.
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