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NFL considering banning RBs from leading with their head

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Let me preface this....this is not a joke.

    The league is considering a new rule that makes it illegal for a running back to lead with his head when running the ball outside the tackles.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ners-from-lowering-their-heads-into-tacklers/

    But it's obvious, Goodell is trying to prepare the league for the upcoming multi-billion-dollar lawsuit from former players that threatens to take the league down entirely. He's trying to show proaction, but in doing so, he's ruining the league.

    In what is now an incredibly liberal nanny-state America, he has right to be concerned. The government is trying to legislate EVERYTHING, and the courts are not likely to be favorable to the NFL these days.

    If this passes, so might my interest in this game entirely. And it will only be the tip of the iceberg.
  2. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    Stupid rule. It basically is telling running backs to give up and not get extra yards. Might as well call this the AD rule.
  3. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Imagine.

    It's 4th and 2 with under two minutes remaining, down by 3. Demarco Murray breaks outside, lowers his head, and drives through the defender for a first down.

    Flag. Now it's 4th and 17.

    Who wants to watch that?
  4. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    smh not going to be long before its flag football
  5. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    As stupid as they are they still can't possibly pass this.
  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    To me it's just a natural reflex to lower your head in that situation.

    Silly stuff.
  7. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Hope you're right, and I agree.

    They'd have to call this penalty 30+ times a game. It happens ALL the time. Teams would have to abandon their running games altogether.
  8. hra8700

    hra8700 Active Member

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    There's a lot of evidence that the source of chronic traumatic encephalopathy is repeated lower impact collisions (particularly to low weight players like corners) rather than repeated concussions. This is a very good rule.
  9. XxTDxX

    XxTDxX Active Member

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    I highly doubt this rule will ever take effect
  10. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I guess it depends on how/what the runner can do and how they are taught to do it.

    It might help with concussions for the player. You do see many times a runner sees a defender coming at him and he just lowers his head like a battering ram for that extra yard or so.

    Maybe they can be taught to lower down and hit with your shoulder and side of the helmet but not straight on with the crown of the helmet?
  11. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Active Member

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    I think I completely agree with your POV 100%
  12. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Active Member

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    I guess once emasculation of pro football ends I can always watch the DVDs of old games I have
  13. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    No way this gains any traction.
  14. mcc2121

    mcc2121 Member

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    A Harvard researcher recently discovered that the best way to avoid football related head injuries is to not play football.

    No one forces anyone into this profession.
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    If you were able to play pro football and make many millions in a relatively short period of time, would you play?
  16. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    eventually every fan will learn that goodell does'nt make the rules, the owners do. the competition committee is made up of owners, not league officials
  17. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Show me the research

    Link?
  18. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Really?

    :laugh2:
  19. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    :bow:

    Easiest job in the World. Be the figurehead for what the owners want and get paid millions of dollars..
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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