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Old 03-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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New helmet contact rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

The NFL does not want running backs to lower their heads anymore when initiating contact with a defender.
They are totally castrating the running game.
WTF!?

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

Well it makes no sense that it be illegal for defenders to to do it but not offensive players so there...
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Well it makes no sense that it be illegal for defenders to to do it but not offensive players so there...
This. I really don't have an issue with both players doing it. However, I would see RBs put their head down and hit a defender. If the defender delivered that same hit, massive penalty.

Now, this is also only outside the tackle box, correct?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

Make an attempt at wrapping up mandatory so players will actually have to learn how to tackle instead of just throwing their shoulder. I realistically believe that is the only thing you can do. It forces defenders to use form which prevents concussion and is extremely easy to spot when a player does not wrap vs. when they do. If a player just does not wrap and just throws their body/shoulder automatic penalty. Rugby has this rule and that is why concussions are not as frequent in professional rugby as they are in the NFL.
If you do not want to do that leave the rules alone. Too much gray area. Have an absolute line or no line at all. You cannot make small changes every year to hitting, it confuses the players, confuses the fans, even confuses the refs at times. Plus we all know its just so the NFL looks like it cares. Make it easy, or don't have any rules in regards to hitting.

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Make an attempt at wrapping up mandatory so players will actually have to learn how to tackle instead of just throwing their shoulder. I realistically believe that is the only thing you can do. It forces defenders to use form which prevents concussion and is extremely easy to spot when a player does not wrap vs. when they do. If a player just does not wrap and just throws their body/shoulder automatic penalty. Rugby has this rule and that is why concussions are not as frequent in professional rugby as they are in the NFL.
If you do not want to do that leave the rules alone. Too much gray area. Have an absolute line or no line at all. You cannot make small changes every year to hitting, it confuses the players, confuses the fans, even confuses the refs at times. Plus we all know its just so the NFL looks like it cares. Make it easy, or don't have any rules in regards to hitting.
Rugby players also do not ware helmets, and still fewer concussions. must be the rules.
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

This will totally nueter the running game.
Picture a back hitting an open hole.
He sees daylight and turns on the burners, just as hes getting up to speed a linebacker and a safety block his path.
Knowing that he cannot lower his head and plow for a few more yards he slows down and turns his shoulder to the defenders and they knoock him backwards.
What would have been a 12 yard gain is now a 7 yard gain.
They may as well be taught to slide.
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

Hard to imagine this rule actually passing.
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

This is to far, might as well just put flags on these guys.
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Emmitt is right on this one, no way should that rule happen
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

Would this rule involve just running backs or any player running the ball? I'm with everyone else; this is a crazy rule.
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

The rule proposed to ban leading with the crown of the helmet. Not banning the lowering of the shoulder
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This is to far, might as well just put flags on these guys.
my understanding is the new rule requires flags, then when the ball carrier is about to run past an opposing player, he has to stop, ask if he may pass, then the defender has to ask if he can grab the flag. After 2 out of 3 rock paper scissor spock rounds, the winner carries on. Personally I think this will lengthen the games excessively.
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my understanding is the new rule requires flags, then when the ball carrier is about to run past an opposing player, he has to stop, ask if he may pass, then the defender has to ask if he can grab the flag. After 2 out of 3 rock paper scissor spock rounds, the winner carries on. Personally I think this will lengthen the games excessively.
I have a different understanding... instead of a football there will be a balloon, players will be outfitted with bras and tinfoil hats, and there will be no more tackling, instead they will give hugs and compliments to each other. I already started a marketing tool of gooey happiness that lives within all men that will improve your game. I am going to market it as a sports drink.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #15
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Re: New helmet conatct rule/proposal...I agree with Emmit Smith.

There goes Alfred Morris' effectiveness...he runs everyone over.
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