Topic: Front Page Story: Boyd keeps his head despite helmet issues
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Front Page Story: Boyd keeps his head despite helmet issues

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:06 AM

Boyd keeps his head despite helmet issues

Tajh Boyd will have a new helmet in the Tigers’ home opener, one that will be designed to fit a little tighter and stay on, even when 300-pound defensive linemen are trying to rip it – and his head – off. Full Story »

Does this confirm the white helmet rumors?***

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:10 AM

At some point a player is going to get severely hurt

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:27 AM

because he has a helmet strapped on so tight it'll never come off and some guy is going to rip at his head and the player's neck is going to be severely injured or worse.

terrible rule---something needs to be done NOW!***

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:33 AM

They'd risk facemask & unsportsmanlike penalties & ejection.***

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:40 AM

Not if it's at the bottom of a pile***

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 11:15 AM

or if the refs don't see it!?***

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 11:57 AM

Game film should show automatic ejection for Auburn players

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 10:43 AM

This is easily shown & proven and should be implemented immediately (and retroactive to Auburn players).

For Miami Players, YES, For SEC players, YEA RIGHT!!

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 11:13 AM

They will always look the other way to protect the SEC.

Really hope the NCAA addresses this

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 11:16 AM


Re: Front Page Story: Boyd keeps his head despite helmet issues

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:04 PM

If it isn't a foul it should be to attempt to rip a players helmet off. Several times on replay you could definitely see the Auburn players grabbing Boyd's helmet and trying to pull it off. On one occasion, the Auburn player actually had Boyd in a headlock hold and had one hand under the edge of his helmet.
This is ridiculous.

Re: Front Page Story: Boyd keeps his head despite helmet issues

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:27 PM

As much as I hate to slow down a game, I think every helmet situation should be reviewed. If the video evidence shows someone purposelly ripping off a helmet, it's a penalty. It may keep people from trying to rip off a helmet.

Yes, I know it's hard to tell at the bottom of a pile, but you can't win every battle.

Just look at the picture here

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:16 PM

The AU player clearly has the facemask

We do Chicken right...it's not just for frying anymore!

If they are convinced this rule needs to be in place

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 12:46 PM

Then I'd suggest a simple tweak.

Lets just flip the assumption. Let the default position be that something legitimate happened to make the helmet come off, and unless a ref sees a helmet come off without contact (legitimate pulling contact) nothing happens. I saw a few helmets come off of tacklers during tackles where it was momentum of the hit and not any direct contact that forced it off. That would seem to be a fine time (if a ref sees it) to force the player to sit a play.

But it's laughable to me that a player can enter the pile with his helmet, be unseen for a few seconds, come out without his helmet and be asked to sit.

Reminds me of masked wrestlers back in the day

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 2:46 PM

getting their masks ripped off during a match...

Love that pic

Posted: Sep 7, 2012 6:04 PM

Hope Dabo sent it to the league office.

Re: Front Page Story: Boyd keeps his head despite helmet issues

Posted: Sep 8, 2012 7:47 AM

I believe this new rule about leaving the field for a down is making defenders try harder to rip the helmet off of good players.

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