Sport NFL, NFLPA ban 10 helmet models

02:35  17 april  2018
02:35  17 april  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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40 responses to “Riddell urges players to switch helmet models ”. pkrjones says: May 10 , 2011 at 7:57 am. The NFL fines players for violating uniform policy and wearing the wrong colored shoes, socks and/or headbands (for you McMahon fans)… why not BAN any helmet not receiving a 3 star or

RE: Helmet Testing Study. The National Football League , in Our preliminary survey suggests that more than 99% of players are wearing helmet models that. The NFL and NFLPA believe the information on helmet performance evaluation has value for NFL players when selecting a helmet .

Taking another step forward in trying to increase player safety, the NFL and NFLPA have banned 10 helmet models that tested poorly.

According to ESPN, thirty-four helmets were tested for safety, and 10 helmets that finished at the bottom of the rankings were listed as prohibited. Six of those models will be prohibited immediately, and four more will be phased out by the 2019 season. The banned models are manufactured by Rawlings, Riddell, Schutt, and SG. Rawlings helmets were prohibited because the company stopped making helmets more than two years ago and doesn't offer support in that area.

Riddell and Schutt both manufacture models that tested among the best helmets in the rankings. Two helmets manufactured by VICIS topped the list, which measures which models best reduce head-impact severity.

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If you were surprised by the news that the NFL had broadly banned the lowering of the helmet to initiate contact The NFLPA needs to make up their minds! You care about player safety or not? March 29, 2018 at 10 :09 am. Just put all the players into bubbles and let them roll around a field.

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Bengals helmets © (Getty Images) Bengals helmets

The NFL and NFLPA have been ranking helmets for safety for four years, Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president of health and safety initiatives, told ESPN he's seeing players choose better-performing helmets.

"We've begun to see that over the last couple of years, players [are] moving from helmets that rank in the poorly performing areas to those that are ranging closer to the top-performing helmets," Miller said. "We think that is an important move, and we think that will improve player health and safety. And the purpose of continuing to rank the helmets, and the purpose of the joint decision to prohibit certain helmets this year, is to increase that continued movement into better-performing helmets."

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