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#1 ladypanther

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:03 PM

http://www.npr.org/b...les?ft=1&f=1001


NFL owners passed two rules aimed at improving player safety, today.
The Associated Press reports:



"The owners outlawed peel-back blocks anywhere on the field; previously, they were illegal only inside the tackle box. A player makes a peel-back block when he is moving toward his goal line, approaches an opponent from behind or the side and makes contact below the waist.
"The penalty will be 15 yards.
"Also banned is overloading a formation while attempting to block a field goal or extra point. Defensive teams can now have only six or fewer players on each side of the snapper at the line of scrimmage. Players not on the line can't push teammates on the line into blockers, either.
"The alignment violation is a 5-yard penalty. The pushing penalty is 15 yards for unnecessary roughness."



#2 SIGCHI222

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

Wasn't there something also about no one can line up over long snappers? Could have sworn I saw that being discussed on the 4-letter station.

#3 chknwing

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

Holy micro font batman!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

they need a rule that addresses all these players that are continually losing their helmet during play.

#5 ladypanther

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

Holy micro font batman!


Fixed. It did not show up that way in the preview.

#6 Hawk

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

I always look bigger in the previews too!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

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SO this is the new nfl jersey

I'll take 4 please

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

they need a rule that addresses all these players that are continually losing their helmet during play.



THIS!

Need to implement the college rule that if your helmet comes off you have to leave the field for a down. Forcing players to were properly fitting and properly secured helmets would go further towards cutting down on concussions than rules about how contact is made.

For that matter the NFL should limit all players to only the helmets that rate well at mitigating risk instead of letting the player choose whatever helmet they want.

http://www.sbes.vt.edu/nid.php


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