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The W - Football - Another step toward flag football ?
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Fans who love old-style physical football -- some would say the pre-Roger Goodell era -- are bound to be outraged by a proposed NFL rule that prohibits the ball-carrier from initiating contact with the crown of his helmet.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/03/14/new-nfl-rule-would-bar-helmet-hits-by-the-rusher



Most certainly, Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, is outraged. In an interview with a Dallas radio station, he said, ``If I’m a running back and I’m running into a linebacker, you’re telling me I have to keep my head up so he can take my chin off?

Emmitt Smith Says New Safety Rule Means NFL Has “Lost Its Mind”

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/03/14/emmitt-smith-says-new-safety-rule-means-nfl-has-lost-its-mind/





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I like it. It's ridiculous that defenders could be penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit in cases where the ballcarrier is just as responsible. And if they're going to actually care about concussions (or pretend that they care) this seems to make sense in that regard.



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