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Rookie Symposium Cancelled & 'Defenseless Players' Rules Changed

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You can still hit a QB after a turnover, you just cant do this:

leaving both feet prior to contact to spring forward and upward into an opponent or using any part of the helmet to initiate forcible contact against any part of the opponent's body

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Roger Goodell is the worst damn comissioner ever.

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with research about football related injures becoming more and more prominent these rules will only continue. It's a shame but guys in the 1970s would call today's rules wussy too.

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I blame the union. They are pushing for lifetime healthcare so they have to put these rules in.

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might as well change it to flag football.

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"A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass"

This one really has me confused. Does this mean that a blitzing DE has to run around the quarterback if he doesn't get there before the qb starts to pass.

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The hit on the WR one is going to be crazy, I remember how bad is was starting to get last year. It just seams like now the defense is just basically going to have to wait until the guy catches the ball and starts to run otherwise any hit is going to be called a penalty. :confused: No more timing it to pop the ball out to prevent a catch right when its caught or the second after before the WR starts to run and has established two feet down. Its basically just let the WR catch the ball and start running before you can tackle/hit him.

* A receiver attempting to catch a pass or one who has not completed a catch and hasn't had time to protect himself or hasn't clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player.

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