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Bradshaw has no issues with leg pads, either

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Last week, NFL players were speaking out in favor of HGH testing.  This week, some are speaking out in favor of leg pads.

First, it was Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  Now, it’s Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

“I protect myself,” Bradshaw said, via quotes distributed by the team.  “I’m a running back.  I’m taking the load, taking the hits.  I’m falling on the ground.  I want to protect myself and make it a longer career.”

Bradshaw currently isn’t practicing, but the Colts who are will be wearing the leg pads where they practice in pads, since starting in the preseason they’ll have to wear them in games.

“We’re going to be in pads nine times in camp,” coach Chuck Pagano said.   “We’re going to make them do it.  They have to wear them in a game.  They have to get used to thigh pads and knee pads.”

Whatever the reason for the resistance — including the possibility that players simply don’t like to be told what to do — no one will have and advantage or a disadvantage, because they all have to wear them.

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7 Responses to “Bradshaw has no issues with leg pads, either”
  1. warhawk137 says: Jul 30, 2013 8:04 PM

    Bradshaw needs a lot more than leg pads. Maybe some bubble wrap is in order.

  2. rhamrhoddy says: Jul 30, 2013 8:14 PM

    Provide NFLPA approved waivers that can be signed by players. Not just for this, for other things too.

    This could at least slow the inevitable demise of an amazing game.

  3. justintuckrule says: Jul 30, 2013 8:19 PM

    With his reckless running style, he’s doing defensive players a favor. Colts fans….you’ll love this guy.

  4. goodguyattorney says: Jul 30, 2013 8:55 PM

    Since the use of a mouthpiece has been proven to reduce the risk of a concussion, when will the NFL mandate mouthpieces?

  5. bluereign says: Jul 30, 2013 10:13 PM

    Wish we resigned him. Love this guy. True Giant. Colts are going to LOVE this guy. All the best to Ahmad.

  6. rmc1995 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:36 PM

    Can we all agree that running backs who wore leg pads before the mandate don’t have a problem with wearing leg pads after the mandate?

    Perhaps Wilber Marshall and Howie Long will come out and talk about how everyone else shouldn’t have a problem wearing neck rolls.

  7. sellout1983 says: Jul 30, 2013 10:53 PM

    nobody said you couldn’t wear them in the first place, jeez

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