The NFL will start requiring players to wear leg pads this season. Titans safety Bernard Pollard thinks that shows the people who make the decisions in the NFL never actually played football.

“It’s not going to stop no injuries” Pollard told the Associated Press. “It’s not. You can put pads on all you want to. If you get hit in the knee the wrong way you’re going to tear an ACL. You’re going to sprain something. You’re going to get a contusion. You’re still going to get a contusion with a pad on.”

Pollard who has previously said Commissioner Roger Goodell would like to change the NFL into a flag football league believes that the requirement of leg pads stems from a disconnect between the players and the owners and executives who make the rules that the players have to play under.