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    Brown staying away from Raiders because he can't wear helmet

    Just the next mental issue for the old #84.

    Brown is refusing to play football unless he gets to wear his old helmet which the NFL banned. Got to love the soap opera. This guy needs a better helmet because he is clearly mental

    Raiders are going to be a season long "Sh!t Show" with Brown
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    I was initially mad we only got a third and a fifth round pick for him in the trade. Now I’m thinking that looks like a great deal.

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    Just read about this. Tom Brady is also complained about the banned helmet.

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    Sources: AB says no football without old helmet

    Adam Schefter
    ESPN Senior Writer

    Wide receiver Antonio Brown has told the Oakland Raiders that unless he can wear his old helmet, he will not play football again, league sources told ESPN on Friday.

    League sources said Brown had a two-hour conference call with NFL officials on Friday in an attempt to argue why he should be allowed to wear his 10-year-old helmet.

    A decision could come as early as next week, sources said.

    Brown wants be allowed to wear the helmet he prefers, not one of the helmets that league rules mandate, league sources said. Brown believes the new certified helmet protrudes out and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch the football.

    The Raiders have been sending Brown other approved helmets to wear, but at this time, he is not interested in wearing any of them.

    League sources also told ESPN that Brown's recent absence from Raiders training camp has more to do with his helmet than with his feet. He suffered extreme frostbite on his feet as a result of not wearing appropriate footwear when he entered a cryotherapy chamber last month in France, a source told ESPN.

    The helmet that Brown is comfortable in and has worn throughout his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers -- believed to be the Schutt Air Advantage helmet, which the company has discontinued making -- is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment.

    The NFL has a policy of not allowing players to wear helmets that are not certified by NOCSAE. NOCSAE's rule has been that no helmets older than 10 years can be worn.

    It's the latest complication in what has become a complicated summer for Brown, from his head to his feet.

    The foot injury has limited his practice time, and he has not been in camp recently as he meets with specialists. Other league sources, however, told ESPN that the helmet issue has been an ongoing battle since the start of training camp.

    The NFL and NFLPA want players to wear helmets designed in the most effective manner to safeguard against potential head injuries.

    The Raiders are "aware and supportive of Antonio Brown but [have] no further comment."

    During the offseason, the NFL and NFLPA added 11 helmets to their joint list of approved equipment for this season while eliminating a grace period for other models that have fallen short in laboratory testing. By the end of last season, the NFL said 32 players were wearing helmets that now are banned. Brown was one, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady -- who has openly complained about the rule -- was another.

    Though the league and NFLPA have tested helmets since 2015, last year marked the first time they banned certain models. This season, the league is enforcing the rule and trying to make no exceptions, even saying that any player wearing a banned helmet will be subject to discipline.

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...all-old-helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    Just read about this. Tom Brady is also complained about the banned helmet.
    NFL enforces helmet ban for Brady, 31 others

    Apr 13, 2019
    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL and NFL Players Association have added 11 helmets to their joint list of approved equipment for 2019 while eliminating a grace period for other models that have fallen short in laboratory testing, engineers and executives representing both groups said Friday.

    By the end of last season, 32 players, including New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, were wearing helmets that are now banned.

    Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, said it is "eminently doable" to convert them to approved equipment.

    Each team's equipment manager has been instructed to remove all banned helmets, which are listed on a poster distributed to teams Friday. If a team is found to have known about a player wearing a banned helmet, or to have facilitated the use of one, it will be subject to league discipline, Miller said on a conference call with reporters.

    The NFL and NFLPA have been testing helmets since 2015, but they agreed for the first time last year to prohibit lower-performing models. Six were banned immediately and four others, including the one often used by Brady, were allowed to be worn for one more year.

    There were no additions to the list of banned helmets for 2019. Of the 11 models tested this spring, nine were new to the market, one was tweaked significantly and another had been overlooked in 2018, according to Dr. Kristy Arbogast, the NFLPA's engineering consultant.

    Six of the new helmets were ranked among the top 10 on the 2019 poster. For the third consecutive year, the VICIS Zero1 helmet landed atop the list, followed by the Schutt F7 LTD and the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond.

    "One of the most exciting things is seeing how our years of testing protocol is really driving innovation," Arbogast said. "You can see when you see the poster that many of the new helmets that are being introduced to the market are top performers. And so I think through the perspective of the players, it's phenomenal that we are driving innovation and we are driving design to release products that perform better on the field."

    About 50 percent of players moved to a better-performing helmet in 2018, according to statistics released by the NFL. By Week 17 of last season, 74 percent of players used a helmet that ranked in the top category. The NFL will send a list to teams of the 32 players who were still wearing underperforming helmets in 2018 to help facilitate upgrades.

    Arbogast said players who objected to the change mostly said they preferred the fit, comfort and look of their old helmets. Dr. Jeff Crandall, chairman of the NFL's engineering committee, said several of the models added to this year's list are upgraded versions of those helmets.

    "One of the things that prevented some players from moving," Crandall said, "might have been about comfort or fit or aesthetics of the helmet, not necessarily the safety. But there is a wide number of [approved helmets] that are comparable in the aesthetics now. We're optimistic that this will lead to a migration of folks."

    The helmet testing is conducted in a lab at Biokinetics Inc. in Canada. According to Crandall, crash test dummies wearing each helmet are outfitted with sensors and put through impacts of eight locations at three speeds each. The tests focus on linear accelerations, rotational accelerations and velocity, he said, and lead to a performance metric that "characterizes the ability of the helmet to manage the forces of impact."

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/...rady-31-others

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    Apparently AB is also “radio silent” and the Raiders don’t know where he is and what the status is of his injured feet.

    You just can’t make this stuff up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelgal View Post
    I was initially mad we only got a third and a fifth round pick for him in the trade. Now I’m thinking that looks like a great deal.
    boom......
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBucks View Post
    Apparently AB is also “radio silent” and the Raiders don’t know where he is and what the status is of his injured feet.

    You just can’t make this stuff up!
    ACB at his finest.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Just the next mental issue for the old #84.

    Brown is refusing to play football unless he gets to wear his old helmet which the NFL banned. Got to love the soap opera. This guy needs a better helmet because he is clearly mental

    Raiders are going to be a season long "Sh!t Show" with Brown
    This is great drama for hard knocks!!
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    Just read about this. Tom Brady is also complained about the banned helmet.
    Dammit...I was getting all excited that ******* was gonna retire lol...But you said Marsha too...Mark my words, It will be allowed now

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