Neck rolls could be the missing piece to your equipment arsenal.
They may not be the most elegant piece of equipment or the coolest like sleek football gloves or arm shivers, but neck rolls are important, intimidating, and protective.
Imagine putting on your football helmet with your face entirely exposed.
They used to do that back in the days of leather football helmets, but with the speed and physicality of the game today, you would be walking in bad shape without a facemask.
Not only do facemasks protect your eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, jaw, and chin, but they can look pretty darn intimidating while doing it.
In those 1906 rules, short mention was also given to protective headgear, the wearing of which was voluntary.
It would be another 33 and 37 years, respectively, until college and professional players were required to wear helmets, but Camp & Co.’s concerns were at any rate misguided. to be without danger to other players.” Helmets were little more than fortified skullcaps, yet the rule writers assumed they would be used as weapons, and they were correct.