Discuss football with over 60,000 fans. Free Membership. Join now!

 FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

FootballsFuture.com Forum Index
FootballsFuture.com Home

Knee Braces

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> Dallas Cowboys
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Superfluous


Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 696
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Knee Braces Reply with quote

Why don't more players wear them? Are they that cumbersome? Why aren't they at least required for practices? Why not for more limited mobility positions like quarterback? Tony isn't exactly running the read-option or anything.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
htfryar


Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 10547
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Re: Knee Braces Reply with quote

Superfluous wrote:
Why don't more players wear them? Are they that cumbersome? Why aren't they at least required for practices? Why not for more limited mobility positions like quarterback? Tony isn't exactly running the read-option or anything.


When I was a junior in highschool, we had the option of wearing them. Most of us didn't. Then, one day in practice a senior who played OG got his leg rolled up on from behind and tore his ACL. This was in 1991. The surgery/recovery was nowhere near as good as it is today. The next day, everyone on both the o-line and d-line was wearing braces.

I absolutely hated mine. They were cumbersome, had cheap Velcro straps that kept coming loose and really were hard to get used to. The knee braces of today are probably a lot better quality than the ones I wore in the '91 & '92 seasons though. I can say for sure that the knee brace I wore for a couple months after tearing my knee up sucked arse. I hated that damn thing.
_________________


Arkansas Razorback DE Trey Flowers 2014 Stat Tracker - 13 tackles, 2 TFL, 0 sacks, 1 Pass Break Up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
buckwild


Joined: 25 Jan 2011
Posts: 1957
Location: Ft Worth, Tx
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Knee Braces Reply with quote

htfryar wrote:
Superfluous wrote:
Why don't more players wear them? Are they that cumbersome? Why aren't they at least required for practices? Why not for more limited mobility positions like quarterback? Tony isn't exactly running the read-option or anything.


When I was a junior in highschool, we had the option of wearing them. Most of us didn't. Then, one day in practice a senior who played OG got his leg rolled up on from behind and tore his ACL. This was in 1991. The surgery/recovery was nowhere near as good as it is today. The next day, everyone on both the o-line and d-line was wearing braces.

I absolutely hated mine. They were cumbersome, had cheap Velcro straps that kept coming loose and really were hard to get used to. The knee braces of today are probably a lot better quality than the ones I wore in the '91 & '92 seasons though. I can say for sure that the knee brace I wore for a couple months after tearing my knee up sucked arse. I hated that damn thing.


No matter how high tech they are today. They still are cumbersome and uncomfortable to wear, and given the choice players will not want to wear them.
_________________


Thanks Mike23md for the Sig
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
flyingmonkey30


Moderator
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Posts: 6523
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Knee Braces Reply with quote

htfryar wrote:
Superfluous wrote:
Why don't more players wear them? Are they that cumbersome? Why aren't they at least required for practices? Why not for more limited mobility positions like quarterback? Tony isn't exactly running the read-option or anything.


When I was a junior in highschool, we had the option of wearing them. Most of us didn't. Then, one day in practice a senior who played OG got his leg rolled up on from behind and tore his ACL. This was in 1991. The surgery/recovery was nowhere near as good as it is today. The next day, everyone on both the o-line and d-line was wearing braces.

I absolutely hated mine. They were cumbersome, had cheap Velcro straps that kept coming loose and really were hard to get used to. The knee braces of today are probably a lot better quality than the ones I wore in the '91 & '92 seasons though. I can say for sure that the knee brace I wore for a couple months after tearing my knee up sucked arse. I hated that damn thing.


Dang, HT was a junior in high school before I was born Laughing
_________________


Check out my draft thread!
http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=490478t=447580&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
buddy_z34


Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 16166
Location: San Antonio, Texas
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are just such a nuisance. I had to wear one after I had my injury. Just took me a good minute to get comfortable playing with one. I wore it at first to help with the psychological part an once I overcame that I took it off.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
htfryar


Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 10547
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Knee Braces Reply with quote

flyingmonkey30 wrote:
htfryar wrote:
Superfluous wrote:
Why don't more players wear them? Are they that cumbersome? Why aren't they at least required for practices? Why not for more limited mobility positions like quarterback? Tony isn't exactly running the read-option or anything.


When I was a junior in highschool, we had the option of wearing them. Most of us didn't. Then, one day in practice a senior who played OG got his leg rolled up on from behind and tore his ACL. This was in 1991. The surgery/recovery was nowhere near as good as it is today. The next day, everyone on both the o-line and d-line was wearing braces.

I absolutely hated mine. They were cumbersome, had cheap Velcro straps that kept coming loose and really were hard to get used to. The knee braces of today are probably a lot better quality than the ones I wore in the '91 & '92 seasons though. I can say for sure that the knee brace I wore for a couple months after tearing my knee up sucked arse. I hated that damn thing.


Dang, HT was a junior in high school before I was born Laughing


Young punk. Laughing
_________________


Arkansas Razorback DE Trey Flowers 2014 Stat Tracker - 13 tackles, 2 TFL, 0 sacks, 1 Pass Break Up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
MaddHatter


Joined: 29 Nov 2006
Posts: 44706
Location: ROH Class of 14
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sleeve I wore/wear is very uncomfortable and cumbersome even today and it constantly is slipping down and bunching up behind my knee
_________________


Sig courtesy of mack.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cowboys31


Joined: 12 Mar 2005
Posts: 2517
Location: Austin, Tx
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parcells used to make the linemen use them, mandatory.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
textaz03


Moderator
Joined: 09 Nov 2004
Posts: 11245
Location: Land of the Jersey Devil!
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lineman I can see making it mandatory like Parcells did. LB'ers no way. Try putting one on and running with it. You loose so much fluidity with one on.
_________________




"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyways" - John Wayne
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
buddy_z34


Joined: 21 Dec 2007
Posts: 16166
Location: San Antonio, Texas
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaddHatter wrote:
The sleeve I wore/wear is very uncomfortable and cumbersome even today and it constantly is slipping down and bunching up behind my knee


Sleeves are jus as worse. Always having to slide it up.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
GeneralDissaray


Joined: 07 Apr 2006
Posts: 5380
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Knee Braces Reply with quote

flyingmonkey30 wrote:
htfryar wrote:
Superfluous wrote:
Why don't more players wear them? Are they that cumbersome? Why aren't they at least required for practices? Why not for more limited mobility positions like quarterback? Tony isn't exactly running the read-option or anything.


When I was a junior in highschool, we had the option of wearing them. Most of us didn't. Then, one day in practice a senior who played OG got his leg rolled up on from behind and tore his ACL. This was in 1991. The surgery/recovery was nowhere near as good as it is today. The next day, everyone on both the o-line and d-line was wearing braces.

I absolutely hated mine. They were cumbersome, had cheap Velcro straps that kept coming loose and really were hard to get used to. The knee braces of today are probably a lot better quality than the ones I wore in the '91 & '92 seasons though. I can say for sure that the knee brace I wore for a couple months after tearing my knee up sucked arse. I hated that damn thing.


Dang, HT was a junior in high school before I was born Laughing


Slow your roll. I graduated that year. Don't make us use our old man strength on you.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Superfluous


Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 696
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting photo...

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
parker1035


Joined: 22 Aug 2011
Posts: 173
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superfluous wrote:
interesting photo...



After Lee went down, I believe it was a requirement for the linemen to wear braces.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   

Post new topic   Reply to topic    FootballsFuture.com Forum Index -> Dallas Cowboys All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group