In the mid-1940s, leather helmets were required in the NFL. It wasn’t until 1949 that the NFL officially adopted the plastic helmet, ending the leather helmet era. What…

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NFL: Reviewing three different types of NFL helmets. How many types of helmets are there in the NFL? In notifying the 32 teams Monday, the league has sought…

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In 1994, NFL quarterbacks were issued in-helmet radios so they could communicate with coaches on the sidelines. Defensive players were awarded this opportunity in 2008, and a green…

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Two players on each team (one on offense and one on defense) can have a speaker in their helmet. … That player will have a green dot on…

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The weakside inside linebacker is typically called the “Will,” while the strong side or middle inside linebacker is called the “Mike”. “Sam” is a common designation for strong…

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When Player is “mic’d up” during a game, there is no edit during the game but the audio is only made available to broadcast networks and NFL Films…

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These “fanng packs” are actually hand warmers that are used by players in the cold to keep their hands warm during cold games. This is usually used by…

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Football helmets are the only thing protecting player’s heads from hard hits, concussions, and other head injuries during a game. A football helmet can be defined as a…

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If a primary player’s equipment malfunctions or he sustains an injury, only then can a backup player’s “live” helmet be used. Offensive and defensive helmets with the communication…

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Two players on each team (one on offense and one on defense) can have a speaker in their helmet. Without exception, it is the QB on offense, and…

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