That's one way to look at it. On the flip side of the coin, these facemasks conceal the players' faces more and the NFL markets "team" over "individual" so what's the issue with the facemasks?
Yeah... Fly is trying to play devil's advocate, but as a result is ignoring what the main complaint is... They can now do NEITHER.
Hell, if anything you could almost say that one is the result of another. Your marketability is hurt by not taking your helmet off. So what's the logical response? To make your helmet represent you as an individual. The league has said no to both. So sorry, I can't buy into Fly's post because it's a spurious argument.
These guys like the way these facemasks look, a lot of the fans like them, end even if they don't necessarily want it enjoy the extra protection these masks get. They didn't even give a reason.
The Front office basically just said... We don't like the masks so you can't wear them