I noticed that all the Wolverine offensive linemen are now wearing knee braces. I have seen other teams do that, and it seems like a good idea to help prevent injuries.
Thats common for all OFF lineman and has been for a while
How long is awhile?
EDIT: Someone posted same pic below.
All Wolverine lineman have been wearing braces for a while now...
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As stated above, nothing new.
Because that kid is so obsessed that his word is way more authoritative than anybody else's.
Most or at least very many teams require their O-lineman to wear knee braces and have for a while now.
How do you know? How long is "a while"?
Well, I would know because I watch football and knee braces aren't stealthy accessories. I know even more because when I played high school football as an OL over 10 years ago (which was before player safety was taken as serious as it now is), it was required for all OL to wear them. So at least that long ago.
robots that inject into the neural network of the lineman so that people control them remotely.
crist, that makes me feel even worse about last years OL.
I hope this is true because it gives me hope Funk was playing World of Warcraft during games last year with the same remote he was supposed to be using to control the OL's movement, and then Hoke told him no more of that this off season.
Solid thread. Will read again.
helmets and shoulder pads.
Is this where we're posting the new Upton nudes?
I mean, I'm not complaining, even if it means I've now seen way more of Verlander than I ever wanted to.
No. This is the Jennifer Lawrence nudes thread.
I have no interest in stopping.
"Sorry Jim I was busy in my Batcave on my preposterously large computer. I must have missed the Bat Signal."
injuries but it was determined to be the wrong shade of maize.
I quit looking for more after I found pictures with Henne. I couldnt find any where the Oline has them on and Navarre is the QB. The last image is from The 2004 MSU game (Braylonfest)
Noticed just about everybody but the kickers are going with gloves this year. Probably a good thing since they seem to give you better grip and a little more protection....which is nice.
I also noticed the team has some very promising sock technology working in their favor on game day. Hell, even some of our more rambunctious MGoBloggers (I'm looking at you WD) are getting in on it... which is nice.
Jesus, man. Really? It does make me curious when this first became a common practice, though.
Their also wearing special jock straps with extra cushion.
Molk not wearing them.
But continue scoffing at the idea that some might be interested in if/when the policy changed and why. It was clearly recent since I can find plenty of pictures of OL not wearing them.
That's why Molk tore his ACL.
So maybe RR changed the policy after that. Maybe all the players decided to start wearing them on their own. Maybe Hoke changed the policy when he was hired. Maybe the braces sucked and the technology improved which makes them more comfortable so more players are wearing them.
I think Michigan has a no visor policy too but I thought I saw a player with one yesterday.
Under RR it looked like it was the players' choice. 50 and 79 didn't have them and 52 did.
Maize is better than day-glow yellow.
Here's Mike Marting with..
Are those legs or tree stumps?
Mike Barwis is amazing man.
All I know- Martin has put on extra weight in the pros. And doesn't appear to be good weight
This has been mandatory at Michigan for over 20 years. Today they have full knee braces, but in my day we had one bar that we taped to the outside of our legs to avoid getting rolled up on and tearing an MCL.
I was watching the 95 OSU game today and all of our OL had knee support. What a line, BTW, Janson and Runyan outside, Rod Payne at center!
I can find plenty of picture of OL not wearing them.
That must have changed when Coach Rod took over. Under Lloyd, if you took the field without them, he, Paul Schmidt, and Jon Falk would have had your ass.
And I'm pretty sure it was standard before Lloyd took over. I suppose Coach Rod thought they might hinder the OLs speed and made it optional. They were not comfortable, that's for sure.
I posted a pic of Schilling wearing them under RR while Molk and Dorrestein weren't. Looked like a players choice under him.
Here's the 1991 line. You can see all the braces taped on.
Florida State doesn't wear them on all knees. They are pretty good.
Here's last years championship game. Cameron Erving has a brace on one knee only. Bryan Stork has nothing.
Tre Jackson, preseason All American. One knee.
You're really going overboard on this knee brace shit.
When I came out of retirement to fight a roided out guy with a sleep apnea mask on.
Long story short I had a slight back issue, climbed out a 300 foot hole, and saved Gotham City from nuclear annihilation. Or as I call it, a normal Tuesday.
sleep apnea mask=hilarious!
We have been doing this for YEARS
Our OL did it while I was in high school.
There is limited evidence ACL knee braces prevent MCL injuries in O-lineman only. There is no evidence that they prevent ACL injuries at all. And theoretically they may increase chances of ankle injury. A meta-analysis by Michael Salata (former UM resident now part of Browns medical staff) actually found no good data to support prophylactic knee brace use in football players despite the one study's finding about MCL injuries in O-lineman. Also, I know that the Indianapolis Colts do NOT mandate knee braces for the reason that if say someone does get an ankle sprain then they might point fingers at whoever mandated them.
I believe Hoke stated in a press conference early during his tenure that it would be mandatory for offensive lineman to wear them.
RR appears to have been optional. Not sure about before that.
began wearing knee braces in the 1980's. The only thing that has changed is the size and weight of said braces.
What is different today is you are starting to see other position players, particularly QB's wearing braces on knees that have given them problems. Those things are very light weight and durable now.
Now if they can design a shoe that doesn't stick to the surface when a player is tackled, we're on to something.
Should we start a new post on when exactly leather helmets disappeared or just continue here?