Skip to comments.NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule
Posted on 03/20/2013 9:55:54 AM PDT by Perdogg
NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.
Several coaches and team executives expressed concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed Wednesday as the owners meetings concluded.
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After further review, Peterson of the Vikings is guilty of violating the head first rule. His run of 75 yards is therefore called back. As the millions in the stadium throw bottles at the ref.
I think I’ll find something else to do on Sunday.
Well, soccer is looking better and better.
Being as that's the only way we gain yardage, I think finding something else to do on Sunday afternoons is looking better and better all the time.
....and this rule is to solve what problem, exactly?.........
No more Super Bowls; each team given a ‘participation’ trophy
Gaelic Football is better.
I'll stick with baseball.
Well Rush Limbaugh has been talking about it on his show.
2 hand touch below the belt. This solves the gay issue also.
As they should. Making a had to watch sport more unwatchable. I hope college football doesn’t follow. They probably will. Maybe good ol baseball will make a comeback.
NFL teams run?
That the NFL is facing and will face thousands of lawsuits, face damages in the billions of dollars, become subject to legislation outlawing the game, and go out of business.
And prior to the NFL going under, football will be abolished at the youth/community level, then high school, then college levels.
This last season, In response to the Detroit Lions losing a game in Houston because the Lions’ coach through a challenge flag on a long run. The refs actually would have called the play back, but since the coach through the flag, they couldn’t. The play stood and the game was over.
Next will come baseball...Pitchers won’t be allowed to throw pitches over 45mph...Balls and bats will be required to be Nerf material...Spikes will be changed to ballerina slippers....
Anyone know where Rugby is televised? Oh well there is still NCAA and High School Footbal.
Jumpig and running will be outlawed in basketball..Only trotting to be allowed...
It doesn’t matter, it’s not about the fans. Fans will still attend games, TV ratings will continue to be very high.
I honestly don’t know how exactly a RB is suppose to do this. They will have to run upright and allow the defender to tackle them, which will probably result in more injuries.
When will Ball Carriers have to Slide?
Football was a lot better before the lawyers took over.
Jim Brown never led with his helmet, if he could do it so can everybody else.
Yet another stupid rule to slow the came down.
This last season, In response to the Detroit Lions losing a game in Houston because the Lions coach through a challenge flag on a long run. The refs actually would have called the play back, but since the coach through the flag, they couldnt. The play stood and the game was over.
Yup, that saved the Texan’s a$$ all right. Except the game was played in Detroit. :)
Really? No riots?
You know it.
Yep, you can still lead with your shoulder. My way of slowing the number of concussions would be to take away the cages on the front of the helmets. You get one bar like George Blanda or Fred Biletnikoff.
another rule that doesn't apply equally to the O and D sides of the ball is the face mask penalty. If a defender brushes the face mask of the ball carrier its a penalty. If the ball carrier stiff arms the defenders face mask, no penalty.
The coming lawsuits from older NFL players w/head injuries.
It’s all about the $$$$$$’s
Maybe helmets and pads for ping pong players next?
Football? What’s a football?
NBC and NBC Sports. Foxsports has Aussie Rules football.
Ball carriers and lawyers taste like chicken.
I like “Aussie Rules football”, BUT I just could figure out the rules or the jist of it.
You’re going to see the vicious hits penalized, or at least some of them. The ones where the fans say to themselves “Damn, that had to hurt”. It’s still subjective and at the discretion of the refs. They’ll do the best they can to be consistent but the media will question why one hit was penalized and a similar one not. It’s going to be a circus in the media, which they love.
He’s against it because he makes a good living posturing hollowly and being against stuff. I think it’s a good rule, if only because we’ve been seeing ball carriers duck “into” tackles causing helmet to helmet hits, probably trying to get that extra 15. And really if they’re trying to reduce concussions then they have to make the head not a legitimate weapon or target for everybody. “That brain damage causing hit was legal because of who hit who” just doesn’t fly if you’re really trying to make the game safer.
Of course, they will be awarding the last good Raiders team (ever from what I can tell), the Superbowl.
I 100% guarantee Al Davis will zombie his butt out of the grave to accept His Ring...
>>Next will come baseball...Pitchers wont be allowed to throw pitches over 45mph...Balls and bats will be required to be Nerf material...Spikes will be changed to ballerina slippers....
You got confused. Them is the rules in the NFL *before* the new QB in a dress rules..
>>I like Aussie Rules football, BUT I just could figure out the rules or the jist of it.<<
Remember out childhood game of “tackle the man with the ball?” Well AU rules FB is that with 2 dudes with white outfits and sticks up their butt to say whether the ball went in the outside or inside poles...
“....and this rule is to solve what problem, exactly?.........”
Lawsuits will end the NFL and Division I NCAAF within 10 years. This is a probably futile attempt to prevent that.
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