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NFL's Proposed Rule Change Would Render RBs Defenseless

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  • NFL's Proposed Rule Change Would Render RBs Defenseless

    Excerpt: "The Nfl is running scared.

    And if the league doesn’t want its running backs running scared, and its fawning fans frustrated again by overofficiousness, a mindless, misguided rule change must be voted down next week when the owners convene in Phoenix.

    The NFL, desperate to stiff-arm the burgeoning number of concussion-driven lawsuits from former players, is mulling a fumble from which running backs would never recover.

    The most alarming of the six rules changes proposed by the NFL’s Competition Committee reads as follows: “Player safety: Initiating contact with the crown of the helmet is a foul if the runner or tackler delivers a forceable blow against his opponent when both players are outside the tackle box.” Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    This is getting to be way beyond ridiculous.

    So essentially a runner must keep his head upright and wait to get completely leveled by a defensive back / lb to avoid a penalty. These "safety" proposals not only alter the game, they are beginning to completely neuter it.