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Whatever happened to that "middle bar"-style facemask?

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17 hours ago, sc49erfan15 said:

 

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This one?

 

I remember some NFL players using this one, but I wonder why this mask was used primarily in the World League?

 

I had a middle bar when I started playing football in midgets. I thought someone from the Patriots also wore this plastic mask at one time. I was always a fan of the "bull ring" and covered neck pads. I always thought that was a great linebacker look. 

 

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On 8/23/2017 at 8:49 AM, BJ Sands said:

His new number isn't as nice.

Hey, that was my high school football number!!! And 6 in Little League. Six is also my lucky number. But as a short lived right guard and long time DE, l always had the vertical bar and never noticed it.

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There's also the QB version of the single verticle bar going well below the chin that disappeared in the 1990s (warning: lots of pictures):

 

Jim McMahon (as far as I can tell, he only wore a different variant with the Eagles)

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Dan Marino (he also wore at least two variants of this style):

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Steve Young (who switched to the more standard QB mask in the mid 90s):

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1 hour ago, Mingjai said:

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Man, the profile on that mask i huge! I definitely miss those but forgot how large they really were. Kinda looks like Quagmire from Family Guy.

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Glad to run into this thread!!! I have been cringing at the new wave of conformity that grips the NFL. Yes those STUPID skill position masks. I reckon that peer pressure and the trend to go with less equipment drives men away from proper protection. Now every linebacker and every tight end looks as menacing a QB

 

This is how a real LB looks!................................................................UM not!

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On ‎2017‎年‎9‎月‎29‎日 at 9:57 PM, joey joe joe jr. shabadoo said:

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Always like the old Mark Duper facemask. He was the last player (that wasn't a K or P) to wear this styler

 

Whatever happened to duckbars? I can't find anything about the nfl explicitly banning them like the single bars

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On 9/29/2017 at 1:33 PM, Mingjai said:

There's also the QB version of the single verticle bar going well below the chin that disappeared in the 1990s (warning: lots of pictures):

 

Jim McMahon (as far as I can tell, he only wore a different variant with the Eagles)

1407664.jpg

jim-mcmahon-walter-payton_pg_600.jpg

c703f86d3d004450ea8d4cf550d9b6f0--philad

 

Dan Marino (he also wore at least two variants of this style):

1981-1017-Dan-Marino-Jackie-Sherrill-080

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1-dan-marino-qb_pg_600.jpg

Dan-marino.jpg

 

Steve Young (who switched to the more standard QB mask in the mid 90s):

Young_Steve-660x400.jpg

Steve-Young.USFL.410.jpg

steve-young-nfl-referee-daughter-date.jp

Cheap-Steve-Young-Jersey.jpg

920x1240.jpg

 

 

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Brad Johnson was a recent QB who wore that same style facemask.

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Namath was the first quarterback to use this style mask, due to an injury. I read he later switched to the old version of it so he could move his head side to side easier.

 

 

 

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On 9/29/2017 at 8:57 PM, joey joe joe jr. shabadoo said:

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Always like the old Mark Duper facemask. He was the last player (that wasn't a K or P) to wear this styler

Unrelated to the discussion at hand...but can we all just stop for a second and marvel at the vibrant beauty and simplicity of those Dolphins' uniforms--especially in that Florida sunshine? :wub:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I now return y'all to your current discussion on facemasks...

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