We begin with our standard disclaimer; if you look closely at the helmets in this article, you’ll no doubt realize they aren’t professionally done. There’s a good reason for that; we aren’t professionals. The ‘staff” of Roughing the Passer is me and my four sons. So if you’re thinking ‘These things look like kids designed them”… they pretty much did.
That being said, these are concept helmets.. A few months ago, while putting together our football power rankings, we discovered that there are folks out there who come up with alternative versions of helmet designs, and some of them are amazing. Many are unrealistic, some are funny, and some just terrible. It’s about one question: “What if this team’s helmet looked like ______ ?””
You have to go a little Tim Burton; let reality go for a bit. There are something like 1,500 helmets here; we wanted to do a sampling for every team. If you’re an Ohio State or ‘Bama fan, there are plenty of these out there. If you’re a fan of the Akron Zips or Troy Trojans, not so much.
So scroll down and find your team’s helmet; they’re all here. Click it and see a bunch of concept ideas for that team. It’s a cool moment when you find one and say “OK, that is pretty damn cool”. Hopefully you’ll find one that gives you that moment; it’s why we took more than a month to do this.
So Enjoy; creating things isn’t just limited to a select few now…. share your thoughts in the comments below; we love seeing what people think.