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NFL bans football?

Postby UK Skins Fan » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:29 am

Couldn't see another thread about this: did I really read a story yesterday that told me the NFL has outlawed running backs from "lowering the helmet" when going into contact? I mean, seriously?

How will the already mediocre officials cope with trying to determine whether a running back has lowered the helmet, or if he's simply ducked down, dipped his hips, bent his knees, or whatever?

What next? Ban the forward pass - in future, all quarterbacks must run forward with the ball and hand the ball off to the receiver, to avoid the receiver getting hit by the ball?

And will the NFL seek to punish the Redskins retrospectively for allowing John Riggins to run around hurting people for all those years? What about Gerald Riggs? Larry Brown?
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Postby Deadskins » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:06 am

I'm actually OK with this. If the NFL really wants to ban using the helmet as a weapon, this is the logical step. Defenders have been forced to obey this rule for several years now, but RBs have been able to use the helmet as a weapon with impugnity.
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Postby PARKER » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:54 am

I’m pretty sure this is referring to the open field which I don’t see anything wrong with the new rule.

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Postby skinsfan#33 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:32 am

I agree. The rule is good but it should be specific to RB or Defensive players hitting"defenseless players" it should apply to every player outside of the tackle box. If you lower your head and hit someone with the crown of your helmet you should be penalized. This goes for defenseless receivers too. If they do their had and initiate contract with the defender they should get the flash, not the other way around. If two helmets collide and no one used the crown or dipped their helmet to initiate contract then their should be no fowl.
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Postby Countertrey » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:27 pm

I have NEVER seen a fowl called in football...
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... ever.
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Postby SkinsJock » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:39 pm

That picture makes a good point for why these guys should be made to wear helmets ... :twisted:
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Postby Countertrey » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:49 pm

SkinsJock wrote:That picture makes a good point for why these guys should be made to wear helmets ... :twisted:


True that... it is a picture of an Aussie Rules player from the mid 80's... :twisted:
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:07 pm

Countertrey wrote:I have NEVER seen a fowl called in football...
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... ever.
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Hey look a spelling cop from the city Analopolis just made a funny.
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Postby Countertrey » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:41 pm

I'm pretty sure I've never been to Analopolis...

I'm also a bit concerned regarding your grammar, btw...
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Postby UK Skins Fan » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:39 am

Countertrey wrote:I'm pretty sure I've never been to Analopolis...

I'm also a bit concerned regarding your grammar, btw...

What's wrong with his grammar? Not broken her hip, I hope?

I've obviously entirely misjudged this whole issue regarding the ballcarrier lowering his helmet going into contact. Maybe it IS no different to the use of the helmet by a tackling player, but it seems to me that this change wasn't necessary. To be honest, I haven't actually worked out WHY I think that - maybe I'm just an old dinosaur.

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Postby Countertrey » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:42 am

I think the league did a poor job of publicizing this rule, which appears to actually make some sense.
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Postby SkinsJock » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:09 pm

Countertrey wrote:I think the league did a poor job of publicizing this rule, which appears to actually make some sense.


+1 - After some of the 'opponents' see how the new rule is used on the field I think that they will understand the reasoning better
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:24 am

Countertrey wrote:I'm pretty sure I've never been to Analopolis...

I'm also a bit concerned regarding your grammar, btw...


It would be kind of hard to have gone to Analopolis, since it isn't a real place. It is more like a state of mind.

Don't worry about my grammar. If this was a class room on grammar than I could see a reason, since it is a football fan site there is no need.
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Postby Countertrey » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:50 pm

So much material... so little time.
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Postby Deadskins » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:33 pm

To be honest, I read it as Annapolis, and thought he had mistaken CT for IB.
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