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familyguy555
09-14-2007, 07:59 PM
I have just now noticed that most NFL players if not all wear no leg pads. Ex. thigh knee and tail bone pads. Did this just start this year or has it been going on for a while?

Man_Of_Steel
09-14-2007, 08:01 PM
From what I see they all wear them.

GB12
09-14-2007, 08:03 PM
A lot of WRs don't wear leg pads, they say that they can run faster without them.

Green Bay Scat
09-14-2007, 08:05 PM
they probably use the underarmour with the pads built in, its comfertable and u dont have to worry about incredably tight pants with pads in them

TitanHope
09-14-2007, 08:06 PM
Hang on...they make pads for your tail bone?

I need to look into those to enhance my sitting durability. My booty tis a bit boney, and it can really take its toll on me.

familyguy555
09-14-2007, 08:07 PM
Well I just looked on NFL.com photos and lot still do. Some positions like corner back and safties and WR"S dont but most do....

doingthisinsteadofwork
09-14-2007, 08:11 PM
Its been going on for at least a couple years.

KILLERSANTA
09-14-2007, 08:29 PM
Pads are for sissy

Shahin
09-14-2007, 08:31 PM
Pads are for sissy

Call me a sissy then, I'll wear the pads.

Bills2083
09-14-2007, 08:57 PM
Same with me. If I didn't wear pads on my knees or thighs, I'd probably have a few knee injuries by now.

KILLERSANTA
09-14-2007, 09:14 PM
Call me a sissy then, I'll wear the pads.

ok, sissy ;)

Caddy
09-14-2007, 09:14 PM
NFL players are soft, play a real mans game like Australian Rules Football, Rugby League or Rugby Union.




j/k

XxXdragonXxX
09-14-2007, 09:21 PM
Alot of football players don't wear leg pads because they restrict your movement. Not just NFL, my brother plays semi-pro football and he doesn't wear leg pads. This has been going on forever.

NFL players also rarely wear cups, I'm talking like maybe 1 guy on each team actually wears a cup.

draftguru151
09-14-2007, 09:28 PM
A lot of players don't wear them, not just skill positions either. A lot of DL don't wear them either, like Warren Sapp.

Green Bay Scat
09-14-2007, 09:32 PM
have u ever tried to play with semi-decent knee braces? i swear u loose at least half of what u had....its so hard to move. but they save olines life

fenikz
09-14-2007, 09:34 PM
I never wore knee pads or my tail pad, it's just easier to move with em and i wasn't even a WR or CB

P-L
09-14-2007, 09:43 PM
Alot of football players don't wear leg pads because they restrict your movement. Not just NFL, my brother plays semi-pro football and he doesn't wear leg pads. This has been going on forever.

NFL players also rarely wear cups, I'm talking like maybe 1 guy on each team actually wears a cup.
One of the ESPN "analysts" that was a former football player (Mark Schlereth maybe?) said he never once saw someone wear a cup.

BlindSite
09-14-2007, 09:44 PM
Almost all the linebackers, linemen and backs you see will, since they're the ones who cop a lot of leg hits.

Canadian_kid16
09-14-2007, 09:54 PM
as a WR, I find that wearing thigh, knee, and tailbone pads aren't too bad. Then again, I grew up in pads (hockey) so its pretty natural

someone447
09-15-2007, 01:22 AM
One of the ESPN "analysts" that was a former football player (Mark Schlereth maybe?) said he never once saw someone wear a cup.

I've been playing football since I was in 4th grade and I have never seen someone wear a cup. The only time I ever did was when I was catching in baseball.

Addict
09-15-2007, 05:02 AM
Hang on...they make pads for your tail bone?

I need to look into those to enhance my sitting durability. My booty tis a bit boney, and it can really take its toll on me.

yea you should protect that bony ass of yours ;)

familyguy555
09-15-2007, 08:40 AM
pads dont really restrict my movement, but cups do for me. Stupid things. At least they save your nuts.

remix 6
09-15-2007, 08:44 AM
^agreed. i remember back then the league required us to wear a cup from 8th grade and under and once i got into HS, everyone stopped wearing them. uncomfortable but i dont see the pads really effecting you. yes they can slow you down but barely. i rather be protected.

YAYareaRB
09-15-2007, 09:08 AM
I don't wear hip pads. Everything I else, I think is needed. Most guys wear very small leg pads, almost not visible. It's comfortable I guess.

HawkeyeFan
09-15-2007, 09:58 AM
Yea, its been going on for awhile.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7853/72954663bz1.jpg

21ST
09-15-2007, 10:40 AM
NFL players are soft, play a real mans game like Australian Rules Football, Rugby League or Rugby Union.




j/k

how big is the average rugby player

trkaline
09-15-2007, 10:43 AM
Hang on...they make pads for your tail bone?

I need to look into those to enhance my sitting durability. My booty tis a bit boney, and it can really take its toll on me.

If you go to prison take a tail bone pad it'll save your life....

Man_Of_Steel
09-15-2007, 10:57 AM
how big is the average rugby player

Alot smaller than NFL players

Addict
09-15-2007, 11:08 AM
how big is the average rugby player

smaller, I don't know why *COUGH*NO STEROIDS*COUGH*

neko4
09-15-2007, 02:40 PM
they probably use the underarmour with the pads built in, its comfertable and u dont have to worry about incredably tight pants with pads in them
Thats what i do, they feel much nicer.

nobodyinparticular
09-15-2007, 05:16 PM
One of the ESPN "analysts" that was a former football player (Mark Schlereth maybe?) said he never once saw someone wear a cup.

And of course he was always looking.

7-11
09-15-2007, 09:17 PM
how big is the average rugby player

different game mate, you need to be smaller to be able to put up with the cardio fitness aspect of it. there are some guys that play local rugby that push 300 lbs but they just arent successful cause they cant get around the field effectively enough

HoopsDemon12
09-15-2007, 09:34 PM
Alot of football players don't wear leg pads because they restrict your movement. Not just NFL, my brother plays semi-pro football and he doesn't wear leg pads. This has been going on forever.

NFL players also rarely wear cups, I'm talking like maybe 1 guy on each team actually wears a cup.

i have never seen a player wear a cup..

and i never wore any pads on my legs.. it slowed me down to much and was just un comfortable.. well i wore them for my first ever football practice then said screw this...

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
09-15-2007, 09:35 PM
One of the ESPN "analysts" that was a former football player (Mark Schlereth maybe?) said he never once saw someone wear a cup.

Before I started playing, the subject of wearing a cup came up between me and my friend, who played then, and still does, or would, if his shoulder didn't suck. He said they dont wear cups I was like "WHAAAAAAAT!?" I guess it's a mutual respect thing, so nobody goes for a pillshot.

ATLDirtyBirds
09-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Before I started playing, the subject of wearing a cup came up between me and my friend, who played then, and still does, or would, if his shoulder didn't suck. He said they dont wear cups I was like "WHAAAAAAAT!?" I guess it's a mutual respect thing, so nobody goes for a pillshot.


Tell that to the last team I played.

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
09-15-2007, 09:37 PM
different game mate, you need to be smaller to be able to put up with the cardio fitness aspect of it. there are some guys that play local rugby that push 300 lbs but they just arent successful cause they cant get around the field effectively enough

Exactly. Generally the best athletes in every sport are pretty much equal, just in different aspects. For instance, soccer players have better endurance than most football players. But no soccer player will ever outmuscle a football player(other than a kicker, who is basically just a soccer player who wasn't good enough to play pro soccer).

niel89
09-16-2007, 02:01 AM
;) different game mate, you need to be smaller to be able to put up with the cardio fitness aspect of it. there are some guys that play local rugby that push 300 lbs but they just arent successful cause they cant get around the field effectively enough

i know one 300 pounder that could play rugby ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haloti_Ngata

energizerbunny
09-16-2007, 09:48 PM
the danger with wearin a cup is with all the running around you run the risk of that thing shifted and causing way more trouble that it is saving you.

As for the leg pads you will notice alot of guys will only wear the knee pads and usually paper thin thigh pads. This is because with guys legs being so damn big now those little pads don't provide much more protection then their muscle already does, plus it takes away from mobility and adds to the weight of the equipment.

Man_Of_Steel
09-16-2007, 09:51 PM
Because of ice hockey I just got used to it and wore one for basically everything.

Smokey Joe
09-16-2007, 10:34 PM
A lot of offensive linemen don't, because really they never take a hit to the legs. D-Linemen wear them sometimes, those cut blocks hurt. QB's are the sissies who wear every piece of protection possible :) And specialist usually never wear leg pads.