Why the NFL’s old football gear is still going strong
In the 1950s, football was all about speed and agility.
Players needed to move quickly and make tackles, which was good for team morale.
But nowadays, football is about speed, agility and tackling, and that’s not so good for players, according to new research.
The research found that the game is still playing out the same way.
“A lot of the equipment that’s been worn over the years has been designed to take hits,” says Andrew Smith, a former US National Football League executive who led the research.
“And if you’ve got players on the field and you’re hitting them, the game has moved on.”
Smith says players will continue to be hit and injured even if they’re wearing helmets, gloves and protective pads, because they’re just “a little bit faster than the rest of us”.
“They’re not going to stop hitting them,” he says.
“If they get hit, they’re going to go down, because it’s just not going the way you want it to.”
In recent years, a spate of injuries and concussions have hit football, as players in the game try to keep up with the ever-evolving game of tackling.
In 2012, the NFL announced that it was changing the rules to allow players to wear protective equipment.
However, some players are still complaining that the league is changing the rule too quickly.
A number of players have been hit by a helmet or other equipment while tackling in recent years.
One such player is Aaron Donaldson, who has been hit a number of times by a football.
Trumpson says he thinks the rules are being too fast.
I have not seen anything in the league that would change my position, he told reporters in 2012.
And he said he had been hit five times while tackling during the past two years.
“I’ve been hit twice,” he said.
“I’m pretty sure that’s what happened.
They’ve been hitting me more and more.”
Donaldson, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker and one of the NFLs best players, was concussed in 2016.
Smith said that it is important to remember that the rule changes are only going to make it more difficult for players to tackle.
He says the NFL is going to need to do a better job of getting injured players into the game so they can play, so the game can continue.
“That’s not a good thing for the players,” he adds.
“You want to make sure that the injuries are minimized, and you want to have that healthy competition.
That’s the only way to get that healthy.”
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