Visors tinted that darkly are prohibited during game days unless the player has a condition in which dark tint is needed.
Dark visors are prohibited because if a player is unconscious, members of the training staff and doctors have to be able to see the eyes of the player without moving the head or taking off the helmet. The reason why during games almost all players wear clear visors.
wears his because of the thing that happened with his eye back when he got hit with a beer bottle or something. He needs to protect his eye as much as possible. Not sure if Bulluck's got a condition or if he just likes the look.
Looks like the grill off of a '55 Chevy pick-up...
Bulluck's and Canty's are slightly different. Not sure if Bulluck has a medical waiver for his as Canty does, but then again, LDT sure got away with a lot when he basically had an odd, intimidating mask designed for him just for looks back in SD in '07-'08. So maybe waivers only apply to tinted visors and not to custom masks.
Bulluck's is made to fit the Schutt DNA (see hole pattern in top of shell); the pic of Canty was from his Dalla$$ days with a modified mask to fit a standard Riddell. He's got a shortened version now to fit one of the newer anti-concussion model helmets. Equipment managers are nudging the big guys out of these traditional longer cages because of the proliferation of protective hard cup chin guards and how a smaller mask (i.e. what Cofield wore as a DL last year) allows for more movement.
lines in Cantys mask dont go all the way down like KBs does and the spacing between KBs horizontal lines are of equal ways apart where one of Canty's spaces are larger (not the bottom one. So no they arent the same but close to it
with visors. I remember a few QBs back in the 80s used to wear the shaded visor when they played. Jim McMahon probably the most famous, but I believe he had a light sensitivity issue because he was stabbed in the eye with a fork as a child. Dan McGwire (Mark's brother and bust of a QB) did as well. I always thought they actually had a semi-competitive advantage because it made it difficult for the defense to read the QBs eyes and help get a jump on a pass route.
to be a good playoff defense. Without him, I was not as confident at all in the Goff/Dill/Wilk getting into the post-season.
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