Larry Fitzgerald: Players will adjust to pads rule

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Larry Fitzgerald: Players will adjust to pads rule

In an effort to police the proper use of mandatory knee and thigh pads this season, the NFL, which fines players for wearing low socks, will make sure players know they're not messing around. "The more important deterrent, quite frankly, is that player will be removed from the game, and no player wants to miss time on game day," vice president of football operations Merton Hanks told USA Today's Tom Pelissero on Wednesday. "Can you imagine having a player that you've designed a play for not in the game because he's chosen not to adhere to the padding options that every other player has to adhere to?"

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