Written By: Chris Creamer•
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck will be wearing an interesting new face mask in the upcoming 2012 NFL season, the Giants sent out a photo of the ultra protective look on their Facebook page earlier today.
Looking closer to a helmet a knight would wear with a suit of armour than a football helmet, it’s not the first time we’ve seen a player go on the super safe side when it comes to a face mask.
More recently current Giants (and former Dallas Cowboys) defensive lineman Chris Canty wore this mask plus face shield to protect his eyes after suffering a detached retina earlier in his career:
On the opposite side of the spectrum you have kicker Gary Anderson who wore nothing more than a single bar, old school style, up until he retired in 2004:
That one might be my fave of the bunch.