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    NFL rule changes

    Tuck rule is gone. That is probably fine, really hard rule to get right. The new rule will make it illegal for offensive players to lead with the crown of their helmet. I understand the safety reason behind it, but now its gonna be harder for offensive players to protect themselves. Might as well go to two hand touch.

    NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penalty - ESPN


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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Rescinding the tuck rule was long overdue, anyway (about 12 or 13 years overdue if you're a Raiders fan).

    I'm on the fence about the leading with the crown of the helmet penalty. On one hand, it makes sense that if defensive players can't lead with their helmets, then why should offensive players be able to? But for running backs, especially violent downhill runners like AP, this has to be a concern. I guess we'll have to see how it's going to be called.



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    There should be a way to penalize offensive players for dangerous hits and plays just like they can penalize defensive players.



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Someone I know posted on FB yesterday that now it's illegal to make a blind side block also. (even if your head is in front of the guy & it's an otherwise legal block)

    Anyone else see that anywhere? I haven't had a chance to look it up. If it's true, I definitely don't like this one. Part of football is keeping your head on a swivel so that doesn't happen to you!



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    All you need to know about the helmet rule is that the NFL cannot prevent head injury. They can only create a perception that they are proactive about head injury. When you have guys that big that can run that fast there is no rule that can prevent concussions. It is and always has been a part of the game. They aren't willing to admit that even casually for sake of litigation. That's all this is about. They would be better off agreeing to take some of the billions - pay the veterans insurance or pay them out with a stip that they cannot sue. Then they can leave the game as is which is what the consumer wants. No helmet - rule - or lack of rule will EVER stop head trauma. The worst part of this rule is that it is reviewable. Lovely.



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Someone I know posted on FB yesterday that now it's illegal to make a blind side block also. (even if your head is in front of the guy & it's an otherwise legal block)

    Anyone else see that anywhere? I haven't had a chance to look it up. If it's true, I definitely don't like this one. Part of football is keeping your head on a swivel so that doesn't happen to you!
    No peel back blocks below the waste



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Rescinding the tuck rule was long overdue, anyway (about 12 or 13 years overdue if you're a Raiders fan).

    I'm on the fence about the leading with the crown of the helmet penalty. On one hand, it makes sense that if defensive players can't lead with their helmets, then why should offensive players be able to? But for running backs, especially violent downhill runners like AP, this has to be a concern. I guess we'll have to see how it's going to be called.

    Either leading with the helmet is dangerous or it isn't. If it is dangerous, disallow it. If it isn't let all of the players do it. Running backs need to lead with their shoulder just like everyone else has to.


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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    No peel back blocks below the waste
    What a waist!


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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    What a waist!
    I see what you did there...


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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    No peel back blocks below the waste
    Below the waist I can understand. He just made this sound like any crack back type block where a guy isn't looking.



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    As a Raiders fan thank goodness the tuck rule is gone. That call might have been worse than the Phantom Three in the Phog......

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    Re: NFL rule changes

    We must kill the game in order to save it! - NFL

    But the tuck rule was straight up bull



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    What a waist!
    Lol, auto correct.



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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Sweetness be spinning in his grave.




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    Re: NFL rule changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Below the waist I can understand. He just made this sound like any crack back type block where a guy isn't looking.
    I think a couple years ago they did ban these if it is away from the play, but maybe only on change of possession plays like fumbles and interceptions. Ones like the Warren Sapp hit that broke Chad Clifton's hip a few years back. I think there was another specific one more recently that prompted the rule change.



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