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Old 02-20-2014, 12:27 AM   #11
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:34 AM   #12
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Re: Black helmets for the New Orleans Saints: What you're saying

This will never happen because the league says you can't have two different helmets, and there's no way they're getting rid of the gold now.
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Top left corner, everything else reminds me of college or crap.

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This will never happen because the league says you can't have two different helmets, and there's no way they're getting rid of the gold now.
Source? Pictures tell another story.

Saints have 2 already





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I think Jack Vegas was maybe referencing this:

Buccaneers throwback helmets deemed unsafe to wear - ESPN

I'm not sure, but maybe all of those pics were taken prior to this past season - if, in fact, a rule was put in place which allows a team to only use one helmet during the season.

So, if I understand the issue correctly; the Saints would have to repaint their helmets from gold to black and vice versa if they wanted to have two different color helmets. The inner helmet can't be changed, but the paint on it can...
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I think Jack Vegas was maybe referencing this:



Buccaneers throwback helmets deemed unsafe to wear - ESPN



I'm not sure, but maybe all of those pics were taken prior to this past season - if, in fact, a rule was put in place which allows a team to only use one helmet during the season.



So, if I understand the issue correctly; the Saints would have to repaint their helmets from gold to black and vice versa if they wanted to have two different color helmets. The inner helmet can't be changed, but the paint on it can...

Two separate items. One is old school unsafe helmets, the other is different colors.

The helmet that Drew wears can be duplicated in the same color or different color and doesn't effect safety or fit.

The leagues concern is fit and safety, even though the memo sent put is horribly unclear. Especially when I've seen players crack a helmet and then just grab someone else's off the sidelines. Didn't Lynch do that this season?
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Two separate items. One is old school unsafe helmets, the other is different colors.

The helmet that Drew wears can be duplicated in the same color or different color and doesn't effect safety or fit.

The leagues concern is fit and safety, even though the memo sent put is horribly unclear. Especially when I've seen players crack a helmet and then just grab someone else's off the sidelines. Didn't Lynch do that this season?
Nope, according to the stupid rule only one helmet. You can change the color or decals but only one helmet per player. Dumbest rule I ever heard but they are enforcing it.
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Nope, according to the stupid rule only one helmet. You can change the color or decals but only one helmet per player. Dumbest rule I ever heard but they are enforcing it.

Ha... See, I can't apply any logic to that crap.

If that is the case, when Marshawn Lynch broke his helmet he should have been out the rest of the game.


See this says "throwback helmets".

"“Our Head, Neck, and Spine Committee, chaired by Drs. Hunt Batjer and Richard Ellenbogen, and the Player Safety Advisory Panel, chaired by John Madden and Ronnie Lott, have recommended that players no longer wear different helmets as part of a ‘Throwback’ or ‘Third’ uniform,” the memo from the league office said. “Our office supports this change and has reviewed it with the chairman of our Health and Safety ownership committee, Dr. John York, who concurs with this recommendation.”"


$100 bucks says the rule is because the league doesn't want to pay to trade mark the alternate uniforms and helmets.

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Saints have 2 already
I think he was talking about 2 permanent helmets. I guess we could wear black as an alternate one game. But I still don't like it much.
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I like that the Saints, with some slight tweaking, have kept the helmet relatively unchanged through the history of the franchise.

I hate it when franchises make uniform changes just for the sake of selling more replica goods.
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