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Possible Helmet rule change could allow Bills to bring back red helmets in 2021 for throwbacks

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I do not like those Bills uniforms as a regular set, but would enjoy seeing them as a one time thing.

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1 hour ago, Greg S said:

I was never a fan of the red helmets. The Bills have the perfect uniforms(just lose the garbage blue on blue, and red on red) along with the white helmet. The white helmet with the charging Buffalo or white helmet with the standing Buffalo(throwbacks) are both great.

I most definitely agree with the 2nd part of your statement!  But I do like those 90's uniforms only because it signified a winning culture back then. 

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2 hours ago, MJS said:

The claim has always been to mitigate concussions, but it has never made any sense to me or anyone else.

Which seems kind of odd to only use one helmet if they are trying to lessen concussions. 

 

Think of how worn a pair of shoes just from walking around in them. I know it's not the same since they are only used during games but still. They probably get worn down pretty quickly. 

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8 hours ago, Virgil said:

Don’t give me hope....

Do not dare to hope. It has forsaken these lands.

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17 minutes ago, Old Coot said:

Interesting story behind the Bills' initial switch to red helmets in the 1980's.  It involves QB Joe Ferguson.  Read it here:

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/23/the-story-behind-the-bills-red-helmets/

 

 

 

I remember this like yesterday. What the article doesn't say is that it didn't help Fergy one bit. 

While he certainly had some good days here, his waning years were awful. When I see the red helmets it still makes me laugh.

 

Just say no tot he Red Helmets!

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7 minutes ago, nucci said:

I hope not...hated the reds

The white helmet is much cleaner. Personally love the standing buffalo, but the charging buffalo is not bad. I can understand folks being nostalgic for the red because associated with the Kelly years, but otherwise it's right there with the Sabres' slug imo.

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2 hours ago, MJS said:

The claim has always been to mitigate concussions, but it has never made any sense to me or anyone else.

It's been so they don't get sued for allowing a player to use a helmet not approved by the NFL. Always about money.

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3 hours ago, Seasons1992 said:

I wonder if owners mandated it due to cost reasons. Pure spitballing.

They said it was a safety concern I believe as broken in helmets apparently offer better protection.

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40 minutes ago, The Wiz said:

Which seems kind of odd to only use one helmet if they are trying to lessen concussions. 

 

Think of how worn a pair of shoes just from walking around in them. I know it's not the same since they are only used during games but still. They probably get worn down pretty quickly. 

I think players often use the same helmet for years and years. Wasn't that one of the Antonio Brown issues? His helmet was no longer allowed so he threw a fit.

8 minutes ago, Hardhatharry said:

It's been so they don't get sued for allowing a player to use a helmet not approved by the NFL. Always about money.

That doesn't make any sense either. They could allow them to use 500 helmets ALL approved by the NFL.

 

I think it is simply a logistical thing of inspecting double the helmets if they allow each player two instead of one.

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Don't mind seeing the red helmets for throwbacks to those early '90's unis.

 

Really like the current blue shirts with white pants and white shirts w/ either blue or white.  Only tweak to make if better would be to go back to the blue face masks rather than the current gray ones.

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Please.  IMO, the Bills' red helmet is the finest looking helmet in NFL history.  

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Meh to the red helmets, personally.

 

But I’m honestly surprised they kept the one helmet rule for so long, more helmets/looks per team equals more opportunity for the league to sell more crap.

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55 minutes ago, Dr. Who said:

The white helmet is much cleaner. Personally love the standing buffalo, but the charging buffalo is not bad. I can understand folks being nostalgic for the red because associated with the Kelly years, but otherwise it's right there with the Sabres' slug imo.

I'm older so I associate the reds with Kay Stephenson..

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Bills could go really old school with silver helmets.  They could even make posters notice that there is already a post on helmets.

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1 hour ago, nucci said:

I'm older so I associate the reds with Kay Stephenson..

Right?

I remember being so pissed when they changed them in 1984.  Never really liked them...but they had their best era since the merger, with those nasty things.  But now I wouldn't mind seeing them for a game or two...they are not as bad as Sabres slugs.  Personally, the look the Bills have right now is my favorite.

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I guess I am the minority, but I love the 90's look. I wish we would go back full time. 

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3 hours ago, sullim4 said:

Growing up as a kid in the early 90s... there is nothing more I would like than to see a throwback combination like this:

 

1993_Buffalo.png?6181

 

same here.  I'm a fan of the Blue jersey with the Red helmet.  For some reason the white jersey and red helmet looks odd to me.  I'd go w/ the  charging helmet or the standing buffalo w/ that one.  

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6 hours ago, Kirby Jackson said:

...and just like that Antonio Brown has decided that he doesn’t want to return to the NFL.

maybe NFL Nike genius's can figure out how to put a blond/gold mustache on the helmet kit and that would pull AB back in......lol

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12 hours ago, MJS said:

I think players often use the same helmet for years and years. Wasn't that one of the Antonio Brown issues? His helmet was no longer allowed so he threw a fit.

I feel like that is a ringing endorsement as to why players should have to get new helmets every few years IMO.

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