ANN ARBOR — As the debate over football safety rages on, one former Michigan football standout stands in line with one of the more unique ideas on the table.
The removal of modern football helmets from the game.
This idea isn’t exactly new, as it’s been discussed by various doctors and even former football players — like former Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward — for some time.
In an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, Jones says the removal of hard shell helmets would force players to learn how to play with their hands and shoulders, and would create an environment where the head is not used in basic blocking and tackling. Read more…