Denied throwback helmets

by mike_parent on September 18, 2013 - 12:02pm

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be wearing their throwback uniforms on September 29, due to a health and safety rule from the National Football League. According to that particular rule, teams cannot have two sets of helmet for the players to wear. During the past of season, the NFL approved a recommendation from their Health and Safety committee forbidding players to have more than one helmet during a season. Teams are still allowed though to wear throwback uniforms as long as it does not affect the integrity of the original helmet, for instance decals can be removed, changed or modified but nothing more.

Being a football player myself, I don’t see why a player should not wear more than one helmet in a season, as long as it the same brand, model and size, I don’t see anything wrong with that. Players can change their helmets during the offseason and it won’t affect them for the next season so why can’t they do so during the season… Yes I understand the fact that the League want to keep them safe and away from head injuries but they are professional athletes and I guess they are used to wear different helmets.

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