New Orleans, La.
— New Orleans coach Joe Dolan on Monday proposed that the NFL’s Equipment Committee review helmet technologies to determine whether they are effective and whether they meet the needs of the game.
The committee is slated to meet in Miami on Tuesday.
The NFL is expected to approve the proposal as soon as Monday.
The league is set to discuss whether to allow helmet manufacturers to continue to offer helmets that are the same in price, size, performance and protection.
It is unclear if the helmet manufacturers have agreed to allow the committee to study helmet technology.
The head of the NFLs equipment committee, Mike Florio, said in a statement that the league is “open to all ideas, ideas that will improve the game.”
The NFL has said that it plans to allow helmets that meet the helmet technology standards set by the league, which will include a full helmet, face shield and visor.
A proposal from the Pittsburgh Steelers last month would have allowed helmets with the same performance and price as the league’s helmets.
“We know we are not the only league out there,” Blanchar said.
“It’s just something that needs to be studied.”
The Steelers said Monday that they would not support the proposal.
“This is a good start and it’s the first step,” the team said in an email to ESPN.
“The NFL will look at all the proposals before it makes a decision.”