Originally posted by kingairta:
You may want to do a little research on just how many improvements have been made in this pretty helmets. They even have hemets now with sensors to let the players know how many and how severe of hits they have sustained to help keep an eye on cumulative hits.
That just started like a year ago and the NFL isn't even using them yet. I believe it's being used in high school though. Not positive. By the way I said I know there have been some improvements but not nearly enough. There isn't a lot of difference between the helmet now and the helmet 30 years ago. At least not as much as their should be. I know a few players wear those helmets that are designed to help protect against concussions but if they did their job why hasn't he nfl made everyone wear one. I'd love to hear all the adjustments that have been made besides the sensors that aren't even in place yep and just became popular a year or 2 ago. I'd love to hear how padding has changed as well. I really don't think the companies have put much effort into making those better either. At least they are requiring players to wear knee and thigh pads. Knee pads, thigh pads, butt pads, shoulder pads, neck pads, etc... has there really been any change in these? The only thing I can think of is kevlar vests and rib protectors. My main point is with today's technology they are no where near where they should be with the helmets and pads. I know there have been a few improvements but haven't been enough.
Edit: and one other thing you see some guys not buckling both chin straps or having loose helmets. Last few years you see guys helmets coming off often. Well don't recall that happening as much in the early 2000s and before that. I wouldn't be surprised if some guys for comfort reasons don't have the proper fitting helmet.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM ]