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By BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer 

Revolutionary shoulder pads catching on in NFL

 

August 25, 2017



EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — NFL players stare in disbelief as Bob Broderick sticks his hand between a pair of XRD foam pads, then full-force slams down a helmet. He doesn't even wince, then takes his hand and shakes that of each player.

That scene has been repeated dozens of times by Broderick and Ted Monica, whose XTECH company manufactures and distributes the shoulder pad that just might become the rage throughout the league.

Just listen to New York Jets defensive tackle Steve McLendon :

"Oh man, do you believe that?" the 10th-year veteran says of the slamming technique that might seem li...



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