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Vinny
12-15-2009, 05:52 PM
http://www.takkle.com/thumbs/scale/max/468x351/photofiles/2007/11/1501/fff5b1756df643d7e544cf3356388a40.jpgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. The Eagles quietly confirmed that they anticipate Eagles running back Brian Westbrook playing next weekend against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field.

Only a medical setback would keep Westbrook who has sustained two concussions this season from returning to action.

Sunday night Westbrook sat out his fourth straight game. Hes been sidelined six of the last seven games with concussion issues.

Westbrook is trying out the DNA helmet that according to reports uses the same shock-absorbing technology used to protect Army paratroopers and Navy SEALS.

The DNA is more rounded and bulbous than a conventional helmet. Its engineered to turn hits into glancing blows, lessening the chance of concussions. The interior of the helmet also has added cushioning. http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2009/12/14/sports/doc4b2615fbdf6ba995228090.txt

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2003-12-03-helmet_x.htm

LonerATO
12-15-2009, 07:37 PM
http://www.takkle.com/thumbs/scale/max/468x351/photofiles/2007/11/1501/fff5b1756df643d7e544cf3356388a40.jpg http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2009/12/14/sports/doc4b2615fbdf6ba995228090.txt

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2003-12-03-helmet_x.htm

I think Chad Johnson wears that helmet also

NitroGSXR
12-15-2009, 07:44 PM
I think Chad Johnson wears that helmet also

Says it debuted during the Navy/Army game. That was less than a week ago although 35 colleges and 15 high schools have already used them.

My question is this...Isn't Riddell the NFL's helmet provider by contractual agreement? Are these players really allowed to select helmets from different manufacturers?

Silver Oak
12-15-2009, 07:49 PM
I've seen more helmets come off this season than any previous season I can recall. Maybe some time spent on those snaps would be an improvement too.

Thorn
12-15-2009, 07:55 PM
I've seen more helmets come off this season than any previous season I can recall. Maybe some time spent on those snaps would be an improvement too.

You could count on Slaton's helmet coming off once a game, that's for sure.

infantrycak
12-16-2009, 09:56 AM
I've seen more helmets come off this season than any previous season I can recall. Maybe some time spent on those snaps would be an improvement too.

Aikman said the players are wearing their helmets looser than they used to and many are only buttoning one set of the straps instead of both.

LonerATO
12-16-2009, 10:11 AM
Says it debuted during the Navy/Army game. That was less than a week ago although 35 colleges and 15 high schools have already used them.

My question is this...Isn't Riddell the NFL's helmet provider by contractual agreement? Are these players really allowed to select helmets from different manufacturers?
His looked the same, but it had hidden fasteners on the side

Wolf
11-04-2010, 06:12 PM
Whenever he returns to the playing field -- and that might be this weekend against Indianapolis or in two Mondays against the Redskins -- DeSean Jackson(notes) will be wearing a new helmet designed to limit concussions. This begs the question: If such technology exists, why isn't everyone wearing these helmets?

Jackson told reporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that he's now wearing a new helmet made by Schutt and designed to limit the risk of concussions. The NFL has a contract with helmet-maker Riddell, but Jackson and other players are allowed to go with another brand provided there are no logos on the helmet. The receiver, who has been sidelined since suffering a concussion last month on a vicious hit by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson(notes), said his mother bought him another model helmet, but he didn't like it and chose to go with the Schutt model.


On its website, Schutt boasts that its helmet are designed to diminish the risk of concussion through various impact-absorbing technologies. This particular model has more cushioning and air-filled pockets to blunt the force of hits. Ridell and Xenith also make helmets designed to be safer.

Why aren't more players wearing these helmets? Is it the stigma attached to safer helmets? The misguided belief that newer isn't always better and that familiarity reigns supreme? (I like the old days as much as anyone, but NFL players who don't want to switch helmets should remember that chinstraps, facemasks, plastic and mouthguards were once treated with the same derision as safer helmets.)



http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/This-is-DeSean-Jackson-s-new-anti-concussion-hel?urn=nfl-282521

Blake
11-05-2010, 02:08 PM
Still wont deflect side blows to the head. See Joshua Cribbs concussion.

awtysst
11-06-2010, 09:17 PM
I was thrilled when I first saw this thread becuase I saw Vinny started the thread and thought he had returned. Then i looked at the date and realized it was from last December.