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What is Stewart talking about on twitter?

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@Jonathanstewar1: So ball carriers have a new rule to follow in the nfl this year ?!

@Jonathanstewar1: Looks like have to become a scat-back

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RB aren't allowed anymore to lower their heads.

[url="http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/03/14/emmitt-smith-says-new-safety-rule-means-nfl-has-lost-its-mind/"]http://dfw.cbslocal....-lost-its-mind/[/url]

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prob not allowed to lower your head as a ball carrier and put the boom on a tackler

how will goal line dives work?

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"The NFL’s rules-making competition committee will propose this change to NFL owners at league meetings next week. At least 24 votes from 32 owners are required for passage."

Looks like it's not set in stone. This would be a terrible rule IMO.

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[quote name='Bwood' timestamp='1363613442' post='2166019']
@Jonathanstewar1: So ball carriers have a new rule to follow in the nfl this year ?!

@Jonathanstewar1: Looks like have to become a scat-back
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[size=4][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][color=#000000]If the new rule passes a RB can't lower his helmet to initiate contact outside of the tackle box[/color][/font][/size]

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Outside of the tackle box, players won't be able to deliver blow with the crown of the helmet. Forte went on a rant about it and it ended up on ESPN's NFL page

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dwill won't have to change

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flag football here we come

the N double F L sounds good though

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Thank God for this nanny state we live in.

[img]http://images.wikia.com/familyguy/images/0/0c/British_Silly_Nannies.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='Cary Kollins' timestamp='1363613975' post='2166026']
"The NFL’s rules-making competition committee will propose this change to NFL owners at league meetings next week. At least 24 votes from 32 owners are required for passage."

Looks like it's not set in stone. This would be a terrible rule IMO.

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Yeah it would be terrible. As much as I love the NFL, it keeps getting worse and worse as an overall product imo.

I know the NFL is king right now, and (justifiably?) arrogant about their position, but it's not impossible for them to fall. There was a time- not that long ago relatively speaking- when baseball was the undisputed king, and we see where that went. (I still love baseball, but it's nowhere near the level of popularity it once held.)

Some of the changes made to the game seem inevitable for the sake of player safety, but if I were the NFL I would simply include a liability waiver that must be signed in order to play the sport that puts full risk upon the participants- "Our game is very dangerous and you may die in an instant or from long-term effects of participation. Participation is entirely at your own risk." etc.

I'm sure there would be outcries from the segment of the population that feel it is their duty to protect everyone, whether they want to be protected or not, but I think it would be a way to maintain the game more or less in it's current (or recent past's) form. Athletes who were comfortable with the risks would continue to play and the rest would gtfo. The game would then be able to recapture the edge it has lost in recent years. Perhaps there would be more guaranteed money on offer to entice participation/ offset some of the hesitation about risk for those on the fence.

The point is that those comfortable with the level of violence and risk would continue to play, and the game could stop its downward spiral into flag football.

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Such a dumb rule. Do they really expect RBs to run straight up and get plowed by a 275 lb linebacker without flinching?

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Funny thing is as downright ridiculous as this rule is, I wouldn't be shocked at all if it passes.

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