Sport Posted March 21, 2010 Share Posted March 21, 2010 I do find it interesting that helmets used to get little to no aesthetic touchup attention as the season wore on. Anyone who watched the Jaguars' or Chiefs' Hard Knocks would have noticed that both teams wrapped their helmets in some kind of protective plastic that they players wore over their helmets during practice. I assumed this was so the helmets would keep their shine for when they actually played in a game. Times have changed indeed.I think that colored helmet-cap is the NFL equivilant of the gym-class pinney, so that "teams" of players can be organized, kind of like how lines have their own colored practice jerseys in hockey. Could be wrong though. It's mostly used for special teams practice IIRC, since it's made up of guys who would be wearing both offensive and defensive jerseys.My mistake, I wasn't clear. It wasn't the colored elastic cap. It was a clear plastic material almost like shrink wrap that covered the front, back, tops, and logos of the helmets. It didn't extend down past the logos. You could still see the color of the helmet and logo through it, but there was definitely something covering the helmet shell. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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