In a weekend story in the Indianapolis Star, Colts beat writer Mike Chappell writes under the header “Despite NFL’s wish for safety, most Colts prefer to wear as few pads as possible.”
“Helmet, shoulder pads, that’s it,” said wide receiver Pierre Garcon (left).
Cornerback Kelvin Hayden seconded Garcon. “Shoulder pads. That’s all,” said Hayden.
“Helmet, shoulder pads and cleats,” linebacker Gary Brackett added. “It’s just a personal preference and I’m comfortable that way. It’s a speed game and if you can get that one second faster, it will help you out. We’ll wear as little as we have to.”
Cornerback Jerraud Powers agrees with Brackett. “Obviously the more pads the better,” he said, “but guys feel like they’ve got an advantage if they can have lighter pads or no pads at all.”
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