NFL Guardian Caps are blasted ‘STUPID’ by Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman Shelby Harris, as he fears gamers ‘may knock themselves out’ by main with their heads in video games as a result of they’re used to safety
- Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman Shelby Harris is cautious of Guardian Caps
- The safety has been carried out in coaching to attempt to cut back head trauma
- Fears have been expressed they may result in gamers endangering themselves
- Harris and New York Jets’ Robert Saleh believes stars may use their heads extra
Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman Shelby Harris has hit out at using Guardian Caps in coaching, slamming the soft-shell helmets ‘silly’.
The Guardian Cap was adopted in the course of the annual league conferences in March as a part of the NFL’s ongoing effort to scale back head trauma throughout practices.
However fears have been expressed that they may even have the alternative influence, with unfavourable results growing ultimately and Harris believes gamers may endanger themselves in video games.
‘They’re silly,’ he mentioned. ‘As a result of this is the factor although, I get what they’re making an attempt to do, however the primary factor is, you may need guys that begin main with their head extra as a result of they’re used to not feeling it, and do not know they’re doing it, as a result of they’ve this large outdated helmet factor on.
‘And then you definitely get within the recreation, and subsequent factor you already know, they knock themselves out.
‘I do not know, I simply do not assume that is essentially the reply due to the truth that for those who do get used to getting hit within the head with this, you would not even know. However, you do one thing in observe with out that factor on, you are like, “OK, I am not doing that once more”.
Guardian Caps are getting used throughout NFL coaching camps to attempt to cut back head trauma
Seattle Seahawks defensive linesman Shelby Harris (not pictured) has hit out at using Guardian Caps in coaching (above), slamming the soft-shell helmets ‘silly’
‘I truthfully assume that you’ll find yourself having extra head-to-head blows since you’re used to having the helmet pad on.
‘I get what they’re making an attempt to do now, however I feel afterward it’ll trigger extra of an issue.’
Harris’s considerations come after New York Jets coach Robert Saleh said comparable worries over the brand new Guardian Caps.
New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has additionally expressed considerations over the brand new Guardian Cap
He claimed gamers will undergo a ‘shock’ when they’re eliminated as a result of soft-shell helmets encourage gamers to ‘use their heads extra’.
‘I feel the spirit of all of it is actually good. It is received nice advantages… however I do assume there is a steadiness in all the things, proper?’ Saleh mentioned Saturday, by way of ESPN. ‘An excessive amount of of something is a foul factor.
‘I do assume due to the delicate blow, it is type of lending the gamers to make use of their heads somewhat bit extra.
‘I do assume the primary time after they take it off — anyone who has performed soccer is aware of the primary time you’re taking your helmet off otherwise you hit with the helmet or you have got a collision, there is a shock.
‘I do assume that for those who’re ready till the primary recreation for that shock to occur… I do not know, time will inform. It is simply fascinating with these Guardian Caps and what precisely are we making an attempt to perform.’
The waffled helmet masking creates a soft-shell layer that may considerably cut back the influence of helmet-to-helmet hits, in keeping with the corporate.
In line with the league, the cap can cut back the pressure of head contact by 10 p.c when worn by one participant, and by 20 p.c if each participant concerned in a collision has one masking their helmet.
Gamers at sure positions deemed to be at higher danger are required to put on the caps between the beginning of coaching camp and the second preseason recreation, when concussion charges usually spike. Offensive and defensive lineman, proper ends, and linebackers have been carrying the safety.