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Old 10-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

I would imagine the technology is advanced enough where they could wear a lightweight brace that doesn't limit mobility or speed, and would protect against injuries like DD and Pouncey suffered, or at least lessen the severity.

You see it at the college level. Do any pro OL wear them?

Pouncey may play Sunday Night, and if he does he'll likely be wearing a brace. Why not wear one all the time?
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

The whole point of a brace is that it limits mobility to an extent. That's how it protects you. I think at this point it would break NFL equipment policy unless it's required by a dr and is unobtrusive.. A brace could also cause injuries during impacts. Again, they're therapeutic items...not power armor.
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Default Re: Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

Mike Webster (14 years), Dermonti Dawson (12 years) and Jeff Hartings (5 years [4 with Detroit]) didn't wear such braces and they represent the only three Centers we had for 31 years and their combined game appearances add up to 37 seasons worth of football.

Maybe Pouncey is just clumsy or needs to learn a better technique -- or maybe he needs to stay clear of Gilbert.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Mike Webster (14 years), Dermonti Dawson (12 years) and Jeff Hartings (5 years [4 with Detroit]) didn't wear such braces and they represent the only three Centers we had for 31 years and their combined game appearances add up to 37 seasons worth of football.

Maybe Pouncey is just clumsy or needs to learn a better technique -- or maybe he needs to stay clear of Gilbert.


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Listen, and understand. Gilbert is out there, he cant be bargained with, he cant be reasoned with, he doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear, and he absolutely will not stop...EVER, until your linemen are DEAD

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Default Re: Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

Seeing all the evidence, I think Gilbert is point-shaving.....yah he needed to take his own team out to keep the game close. hehehe I'm kidding of course.
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Default Re: Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

Ohio State wears them. How limiting can they be? Sure wish DD was wearing one against Buffalo.

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Alabama, too. What do they know that NFL teams do not?

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Default Re: Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

college? those boys are on scholorship, plus theyre playing cupcakes every other weekend.

in the NFL, a spit second of getting out of your stance is the difference between starting and riding the pine.

screw a knee brace, many players dont even wear a cup, and many are resistant to wearing james harrisons military grade kevlar helmet because it is 3 Oz. heavier. hell, they dont even like that the nfl is making it mandatory to wear thigh and elbow pads. same with the mouth guard.

the big leagues is about performance, not health or safety. its a mans game, and nobody wants to be perceived as a pu$$. plus, if you wear a knee brace, you might as well be painting a red bullseye on the outside of your pants.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:01 AM   #10
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Default Re: Why don't offensive linemen wear knee braces?

If I was the owner, they would be wearing them. Try it in pre season first and if it helps, keep em. The way our oline are dropping like flies, why not.
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