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I still don't understand the rule that when a player loses his helmet he has to leave the field. I'm watching the William and Mary vs WVU game and it looked like the guy purposely ripped off the running back's helmet when there was a pile near the goal line.

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Happened against LSU last night too.  I think it's stupid.  I don't care if it was ripped off or fell off.  Allow the player to put the damn helmet back on and continue to play.  Stupid rule.

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View PostMaroonblood, on 01 September 2013 - 06:11 AM, said:

Happened against LSU last night too.  I think it's stupid.  I don't care if it was ripped off or fell off.  Allow the player to put the damn helmet back on and continue to play.  Stupid rule.
I don't understand why they would make the rule, What's it supposed to do, help with player safety?

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Only thing the rule really does is give the NCAA something to point to and say" see, we're really pushing for player safety". I can understand them saying"if a player loses a helmet he can't attempt to make any tackles and is out for that particular play", but taking him out for the next play does absolutely nothing.

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Buckle your chinstraps. This is the second year of if. Players and equipment managers should have figured our a way for the helmets to stay on by now.

Edited by Matt, 01 September 2013 - 06:29 AM.


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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 01 September 2013 - 06:13 AM, said:

I don't understand why they would make the rule, What's it supposed to do, help with player safety?

It takes what.....a whole 3 seconds to put the helmet back on?

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A Florida defender lost his helmet with 26 seconds left in the half. The refs then had a 10 second runoff. Does anyone know if that is how it's supposed to be called? If so, the rule is way worse than I originally thought.

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If you wear your chinstrap tight enough with all 4 snapped, it should be near impossible to take off. I don't agree with the rule, but it's saying tighten up your damn helmets. Before the rule was implemented, helmets went flying off way too often because players didn't wear them tight enough. Whether it's because of dreads or something else, a lot of players don't wear the helmet tight enough.

For those reasons mainly, I think it's needed. Sucks that it can be used against players though as well.

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View PostTider27, on 21 September 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

If you wear your chinstrap tight enough with all 4 snapped, it should be near impossible to take off. I don't agree with the rule, but it's saying tighten up your damn helmets. Before the rule was implemented, helmets went flying off way too often because players didn't wear them tight enough. Whether it's because of dreads or something else, a lot of players don't wear the helmet tight enough.

For those reasons mainly, I think it's needed. Sucks that it can be used against players though as well.

I agree to an extent.  I'm all for tightening up your chin strap.  I hate seeing players running around with part of their chin strap unbuckled.  

What needs to be looked in to more ate players such as the oline pulling off the helmets of the defensive player.  Seen that a lot this year.

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View PostMaroonblood, on 21 September 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:



I agree to an extent.  I'm all for tightening up your chin strap.  I hate seeing players running around with part of their chin strap unbuckled.  

What needs to be looked in to more ate players such as the oline pulling off the helmets of the defensive player.  Seen that a lot this year.
They could make it a judgment call but I'm not sure if the refs would do a good enough job or not.

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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 31 August 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:

I still don't understand the rule that when a player loses his helmet he has to leave the field. I'm watching the William and Mary vs WVU game and it looked like the guy purposely ripped off the running back's helmet when there was a pile near the goal line.

You (along with everyone else) don't understand it because it makes absolutely no sense.

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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 31 August 2013 - 01:01 PM, said:

I still don't understand the rule that when a player loses his helmet he has to leave the field. I'm watching the William and Mary vs WVU game and it looked like the guy purposely ripped off the running back's helmet when there was a pile near the goal line.
The reasoning was that if if your helmet pops off, it was either ripped off, or you didn't have it fastened properly in the first place (a valid point, as a lot of players weren't fastening their chin straps correctly).

So if it pops off and it wasn't ripped off (ie., if a facemask penalty wasn't assessed), you get to sit a play.
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