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New Helmet Rule

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THIS ISN'T THE SAME GAME???

If you use the correct technique and are taught properly, this rule won't effect you. There's ZERO reason a player should lead with the crown of his helmet. It's stupid for his safety as well as his opponents AND its not even as effective as leading with the shoulders.

Yep, the problem is that players aren't learning proper technique till they get to the college, heck even sometimes the NFL. After 18 years of playing one way, it's hard to break habits that you develop over a long period of playing. Bad habits and technique is whats leading to the tons of injuries and long term health issues.

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And that's exactly why this new rule is a good thing.

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That rule change isn't even all that bad. It's outside the box. Just don't lower your head, lower your shoulder or get outta of bounds

Atleast the tuck rule is gone

The Ravens to me proved they'll do whatever anyway during the season and just take the fines, come playoff time anything goes

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Clark Judge@ClarkJudgeCBSnow

Fisher said he talked to Eddie George about rule and wasn't in favor. After explained to him in 15 minutes, Fisher said, George on board.

ProFootballTalk@ProFootballTalk1m

"We're talking about keeping the head up," Jeff Fisher explains. Runners can protect themselves, just not deliver blow with top of helmet.

ProFootballTalk@ProFootballTalk12s

After hearing the rule explained, it sounds like it will not be as extreme or severe as many initially believed.

ProFootballTalk@ProFootballTalknow

The new helmet-use rule is not reviewable by replay, according to NFL V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino. It's a judgment call.

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I've always thought it was stupid that there were different rules for the D and the O. D couldn't lead with the head but the offence could. Think they've gone too far now though.

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Basically outlawing offensive spearing. Not bad. Earl Campbell used his shoulders like battering rams.

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The more things change, the more I move closer and closer to being a full-on hockey fan instead of football fan. Really sucks.

Let's not get carried away here... LOL

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We'll have to see how this rule is put into practice... the spirit of it is limited to obvious spearing attempts by the offensive player in the open field and with all the rules limiting the use of the helmet as a weapon for defenders it only seems fair, but we'll have to say how the refs actually enforce this rule.

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This rule hurts running teams far more then passing. Well we wont see another near record breaking year from a RB ever again if this rule stays in effect.

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