Last week we focused on the Austin Collie prototype helmet that we discovered via still images. I am working very hard on cracking the case with firm information, a lot of hearsay abound. In the meantime I have also discovered that there is ANOTHER new helmet on the field this year, I have found it on the head of Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams.
While tying to get the information for the Collie helmet, I tripped upon Rawlings website where they are promoting an adult version of their youth helmet they have previously manufactured; the NRG Quantum, surfing through the site I saw Jackson wearing the helmet I was unaware existed. Next, I looked at pictures from camp and did in fact Continue reading →
The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver has been through a lot the past year while dealing with concussions. In fact last season I went on record to clear up the actual number of concussions he sustained last year. Collie had three concussions last season and now in an effort to minimize his risks this year he sought out Bill Simpson;
And he reportedly has been working with auto racing safety expert Bill Simpson to design a new football helmet. Collie could not confirm those reports Thursday.
“That is for him to comment on,” he said. “No comment.”
The helmet Collie has been wearing at Anderson University appears to have more padding in the back, and its shape seems slightly different than a regulation helmet.
Last weekend when Will Carroll and I met up in Effingham, Illinois we were wondering about just this, however we had not heard anything, Continue reading →