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Old 01-31-2013   #14
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Default Re: NFL players experimenting with military grade EXO Skeleton CRT pads in their helm

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Originally Posted by Dutchrudder View Post
You don't need brain airbags, you just need to disarm players by taking away their ridiculously hard plastic shells that cover their heads. Nobody is going to run into a brickwall head first with hard foam helmets. The fact is, defensive players use their helmets as a weapon, like a battering ram, to inflict maximum damage on the other player. If you take that away, you will see guys adapt and use their shoulder or make heads-up tackles instead. It's extremely difficult to go head-hunting with your shoulderpads.
True in what you are saying about hard hits, but a lot of brain damage is being caused to linemen and running backs from the constant hits of normal and routine blocks and tackles.

Like CloakNNNdagger mentioned up thread, the damage to the brain "does not require any direct trauma to the head......just any deceleration event to any part of the body."

Hard hits can be reduced and eliminated and this brain damage problem will still exist.

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"A lineman in the NFL or in college," Bell says, "at those two levels, incurs about a thousand to 1,500 hits at about 20 Gs. That's like running your car into a wall at about 30 miles an hour, 20 miles an house. So, you're doing that about 1,500 times in a season."

Source - NFL veteran quits, fearing future brain damage
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