In football, the sport is contagious to the fans, exciting to watch and can be extremely dangerous when on the field. All players wear protective coverings, including the helmet to protect the head from injury. When locks fall well below the helmet line there is an increased incident for any injury. A person on the other team, during play, can pull those hairs and knock them to the ground causing great injury. That can result in more injuries than there might have been when the hair is contained in its proper receptacle. Which, in the game of football, would be the helmet. Injuries are a worry and some of them can be avoided when playing football. There is always great concern when injuries seem prevalent. Football is a tough sport that engages all aspects of the body and mind. There are many precautions players must take, as in helmets, pads and more to stop, prevent or alleviate dangerous situations. The players know that these devices are there for their protection.
Hair below the helmet line might not be a good idea. There is not a reason for hair to fly freely on the football field. An army that has hair hanging below the helmet line is a bit out of character for a team that prides itself in the football belief. When there is hair below the line of the helmet, would one be allowed to be in an Olympic swim meet or serve for the Nation in combat? Hair stays up and it should stay up for a reason. Many other sports have recognized that fact always. When one sees many different players in the NFL with hair flying around it distracts from watching the game.
When so many players in the NFL have decided to grow hair longer than the women that they know, then should there be more rules on tucking it up under the given helmet that is supposed to declare them an NFL member? Hair has nothing to do with the ability to tackle, pass or otherwise perform the duties that are imposed on the members of the NFL while they hold their contracts or did the game off football change in the last couple of years? Would they also like to wear mini skirts or dresses as they perform or should long hair flying about merely be banned from the NFL?
In all other sports, hair seems to be controlled and in football it has gotten so common that it is a tangled mess. It just seems to be getting more prevalent. Seeing a bunch of hair hanging clear down to the ends of their torsos is merely not cutting the weight with the lovers of the game. Many players will likely remember to tuck their hairs away while they are playing or the rules might end up getting stiffer. They might have to. The players need to keep their heads on straight, especially while they are playing. When they are off the field they can let their locks hang down to their feet if they want. They should put their locks up in their helmets to protect themselves. They should have to.