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  • NFL passes rule againts lower head.

    Can't lower head to tackle, Seriously, Why do they even need pads,

    the product is awful, just go to the flags and put the gym shorts on, forget helmets.

    Can't wait for real football to be played someday in the future by a different league.

    Good luck trying to tackle a guy in a must win situation.

    now we can go to replay and eject defenders in game....for what? for tackling with their helmets.


    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2...contact-helmet

  • #2
    Football is a rough sport. Don't want cte, don't play. There are plenty of people that would sacrifice their bodies for millions. There are plenty of people that sacrifice their bodies for middle class income. Masons, and roofers off the top of my head.

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    • #3
      It’s now officially the WNBA. Jesus ****ing Christ!

      Make the offensive players accountable for safety for a change.

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      • #4
        Watch more college football anyways.

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        • #5
          Why even tackle?


          I’m glad I got to watch real safeties and CBs play the game. This watered down garbage will cause far more whiffs than the saints DB who lost that playoff game.

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          • #6
            <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This may be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. If this rule is enforced you’ll run out of players in the 2nd quarter 4.5 hours into the game. <a href="https://t.co/8xp0le4Dpt">https://t.co/8xp0le4Dpt</a></p>&mdash; mark schlereth (@markschlereth) <a href="https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/978807508679577600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My guess is new helmet rule will only be called when egregious which is fine. Problem with that is standard likely to vary based on officiating crew, game situation, etc.</p>&mdash; Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/978806945434943489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GoneFishin' View Post
              <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This may be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. If this rule is enforced you’ll run out of players in the 2nd quarter 4.5 hours into the game. <a href="https://t.co/8xp0le4Dpt">https://t.co/8xp0le4Dpt</a></p>&mdash; mark schlereth (@markschlereth) <a href="https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/978807508679577600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My guess is new helmet rule will only be called when egregious which is fine. Problem with that is standard likely to vary based on officiating crew, game situation, etc.</p>&mdash; Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/978806945434943489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>




              Yet another judgement rule that refs can influence the outcome?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GoneFishin' View Post
                <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This may be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen. If this rule is enforced you’ll run out of players in the 2nd quarter 4.5 hours into the game. <a href="https://t.co/8xp0le4Dpt">https://t.co/8xp0le4Dpt</a></p>&mdash; mark schlereth (@markschlereth) <a href="https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/978807508679577600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My guess is new helmet rule will only be called when egregious which is fine. Problem with that is standard likely to vary based on officiating crew, game situation, etc.</p>&mdash; Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/978806945434943489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
                Agree with Schlereth. This will just add more controversy to an already over-officiated pastime. Nearly every tackle will have to be reviewed by replay. Thank God we got to see Dennis Smith, Steve Atwater, and John Lynch play. In today’s NFL, they would have been outlawed from the game.

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                • #9
                  I hate this for 1 simple reason, and you already can see it happening. One game it gets called and the next it doesn't. You just never know when it will be called. This is the type of rule that sucks for any sport. A rule in which it's not straight forward and I can already see in my mind those fans raging about flag thrown when the players head was maybe level with the ground or slightly down, while 2 plays prior there was a player who's head was clearly down and no flag. Way to go and muddy up the waters even more NFL. I've seen plenty of guys get concussions where the blow came from the side or front. The head being down I don't think really has any impact on injuries at all.

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                  • #10
                    Imagine if the NFL adjusted the rules for bull fighting. At least the Spaniards understand it is not a sport made to be safe for the man or the bull.

                    Thank God the blood of the Romans flows through my veins.

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                    • #11
                      What is stupid is they already have a rule for this. If it is only called when egregious, then.. it's going to be a leading with the crown of the helmet call. Which already exists. What is this rule for - when they "sort of" lead with their helmet with semi-purposeful intent?

                      No grey area there to worry about! =)

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                      • #12
                        The only way to eliminate head-to-head contact is to remove the helmet.

                        While I do agree that there needs to be more of an emphasis on rugby type tacking (many teams are doing that), which removes helmet-to-helmet contact, a player can't use that type of tackle in every situations. Defenders will start losing jobs if they miss a tackle because they are trying to abide by this rule.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Goodell.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AlaskaMagnum View Post
                            Thank God the blood of the Romans flows through my veins.
                            could you be any more of a nerd

                            you're not supposed to tackle with your head anyway. it's a lazy technique that people learn because NFL players are uniformly people who dominated the competition when they were younger. this is a rule designed for the long term.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by extralife View Post
                              could you be any more of a nerd

                              you're not supposed to tackle with your head anyway. it's a lazy technique that people learn because NFL players are uniformly people who dominated the competition when they were younger. this is a rule designed for the long term.

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