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Was it just me or did anyone else happen to notice that some of the horns on certain Rams' helmets seemed to be a bit thin and curl differently? I don't have a way to do screen caps or else I would have tried to capture an example. It looked as if some of the horns were altered to accommodate the slots in the top or the oblong-shaped earholes on certain helmets.

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I thought it was me but I did notice that too! Either they made a slight change (probably a different vendor that is doing the decals) or our eyesight is just getting bad!

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There is no doubt after looking at the photos from the game tonight on ESPN that some of the players have the "new" horns........

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I noticed it too.

The older Rams helmets had the horns coming closer together in the front and on more of an angle from the front of the helmet as it goes toward the back.

There's too much of an 'even' gap as it goes from front to back, rather than how it used to be angular and look more Ram-like, which has taken away from their classic identity.

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Some dis have weird looking horns, nothing like the old ones posted above. They may have been newer players with bad helmet decals or something. Seemed like all the primary players had the normal ones.

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I noticed it too.

The older Rams helmets had the horns coming closer together in the front and on more of an angle from the front of the helmet as it goes toward the back.

There's too much of an 'even' gap as it goes from front to back, rather than how it used to be angular and look more Ram-like, which has taken away from their classic identity.

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If I'm not mistaken, did the Rams have a new equipment manager either last year or this year? Maybe he needs to take some classes on how to apply them properly!

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I noticed it too.

The older Rams helmets had the horns coming closer together in the front and on more of an angle from the front of the helmet as it goes toward the back.

There's too much of an 'even' gap as it goes from front to back, rather than how it used to be angular and look more Ram-like, which has taken away from their classic identity.

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If I'm not mistaken, did the Rams have a new equipment manager either last year or this year? Maybe he needs to take some classes on how to apply them properly!

I think you're right; the equipment manager they replaced last year was actually the son of the manager they had back in the LA days so the same family had been doing it for over 40 years. Also they might be using different decals to fit the modern helmets better.

Of course the old helmets like the Gabriel had the horns painted on by Riddell; they didn't go to decals until the late 70s/early 80s. Also they made the decision to cut the decals to fit around the front bumpers on helmets once they became common in the 70s - you'll see early 70s Ram helmets with the painted horns where the front bumper covers part of the horn; by the early 80s they were decals that were just cut around them. The Eagles also went through similar issues; it wasn't until their current helmet design that the redid the wings to flow out of the helmet front bumper.

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I noticed it too.

The older Rams helmets had the horns coming closer together in the front and on more of an angle from the front of the helmet as it goes toward the back.

There's too much of an 'even' gap as it goes from front to back, rather than how it used to be angular and look more Ram-like, which has taken away from their classic identity.

09000d5d82172737_gallery_600.jpg

2461606.jpg

If I'm not mistaken, did the Rams have a new equipment manager either last year or this year? Maybe he needs to take some classes on how to apply them properly!

This year. One of Spagnuolo's cronies. Yeah, I noticed the thinner horns too.

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Good catch. Hadn't seen any highlights or pics from this game until I saw this thread and there's definitely a difference. It's more evident in the video highlights but Sammy B. was wearing the thinner horns. The pic at right is from last year. The new ones look kinda goofy.

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The Rams' horns are the headgear equivalent of sleeve stripes. Good idea once upon a time, but they just plain don't work on modern equipment.

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The horn decals have to be cut, truncated and interrupted to fit around the facemask and stripe. Hideous.

Either go back to paint, or re-work the horns so the curve is shorter and can actually fit on a helmet.

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I will never understand why they don't take the facemask off, apply the horn decal, then re-attach the facemask. So simple and easy and it makes the helmet look so much better.

It's not an issue with the Revo helmets, i've noticed...

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I've never liked the "high horns" you sometimes see on teams called the Rams but it seems it might be easier with today's helmets. With that said, probably no design that covers as much of the helmet is going to be easy period.

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See, I love those. And the textured horns are so much more interesting than the smooth arcs.

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See, I love those. And the textured horns are so much more interesting than the smooth arcs.

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Wow, where'd they get '49 Rams helmets? :D

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I like the textured look as well but favor the full horns. Best of both worlds at far left below:

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Good catch. Hadn't seen any highlights or pics from this game until I saw this thread and there's definitely a difference. It's more evident in the video highlights but Sammy B. was wearing the thinner horns. The pic at right is from last year. The new ones look kinda goofy.

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Hopefully it is just a case of the equipment manager making a mistake, and he will have it corrected sometime soon, because the bottom helmet looks so much better than the top helmet.

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They could be trying out a new decal vendor, it is still the preseason after all - and with the number of teams having decal problems (falling off, tearing) the last couple years as well as the new revo helmets, etc.. it would make sense potetially.

Or who knows maybe they let the towel boy put them on this time - Todd Hewitt used to every helmet himself to ensure they were right - never shoulda fired that dude!!!

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I honeslty don't know why they're not painted on; they look great exectuted right but otherwise the whole concept is broken.

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While searching for more pics on this subject, I ran across what has to be the biggest NOB I've ever seen.

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That Mack looks like it belongs on this Mack.

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