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Schutt Sports announced a couple weeks ago it would start selling splash shields for youth football helmets. Now comes a Covid-19 Series Helmet prototype that’s being passed around social media as a possible solution to NFL guys spitting, splashing and launching general bodily fluids out of a facemask.
Will they fog up? Will players be able to breathe properly? That’s where we’re at with these helmets. Former Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr is already out on this stormtrooper design, but he’s just a Ravens coaching analyst these days so he doesn’t get a vote. Same with Geoff Schwartz.
That said, you have a former linebacker and former offensive lineman saying no way. That’s not exactly a great start for this project.
NFL players might sport #COVID19 helmets this fall … What do you think? ? pic.twitter.com/XXqvNDPU7N
— Stadium (@Stadium) June 17, 2020
Soon-to-be-rookie NFL guy Chase Young has weighed in:
Who ever came up with these couldn’t have played… https://t.co/QjP2XrjH0t
— CY2 (@youngchase907) June 18, 2020
Former NFL guys say the same thing:
Ain’t nobody wearing that trust me ? https://t.co/BF2LkV9Vxg
— Zachary Orr (@ZO35) June 18, 2020
The chances NFL players wear these helmets is between 0% and 0%. https://t.co/WNB46Cttts
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) June 18, 2020
Looks cool but won't feel cool at all.
— David J. Chao – ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) June 18, 2020