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    • Critics, use your heads: Helmet rule makes sense in NFL

      Everyone important in the NFL met at the Biltmore for three days this week to continue demolition work on America's most popular sport. Or so critics would have us believe.
      Source: azcentral.com
    • Jerome Bettis says NFL’s new helmet rule “makes no sense”

      Add Jerome Bettis to the list of current or former NFL running backs who don’t like the new rule against runners delivering forcible blows with the top of the helmet. “It really makes no sense,” Bettis said today on Mike and Mike in the Morning. “
    • Richardson blames self for new helmet rule

      Trent Richardson told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer on Wednesday that he feels like it's his fault that running backs will now be penalized for using the crown of their helmets to make forcible contact with a defender outside the tackle box.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Trent Richardson feels new helmet rule is his fault

      Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson’s hit on Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman last September was the primary example used by the league to illustrate what an illegal blow will look like under the league’s new rule implemented on Wedn
    • Mike Brown voted against helmet rule because it’s hard to officiate

      Bengals owner Mike Brown, the only one of the league’s 32 owners to vote against the new rule against initiating contact with the top of the helmet, says he did so because he believes the rule will be too tough for the officials to enforce properly on c
    • Bills RB Fred Jackson: 'I'm not sliding!'

      The new helmet rule was approved at the NFL owners meeting. Offensive players will be flagged 15 yards next season for lowering the crown of their helmet into defenders in the open field. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson had an interesting take o…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Pete Carroll: Helmet rule good for game

      PHOENIX -- Like a lot of NFL coaches, the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll thinks officials will have a hard time enforcing a new rule banning ball carriers from initiating contact with the crowns of their helmets when outside the tackle box. Carroll supp…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothing

      PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • 'Tuck Rule' out, helmet rule in after changes pass

      'Tuck Rule' out, helmet rule in after changes pass
    • New helmet-use rule is more narrow, limited than believed

      The Commissioner’s traditional end-of-meetings press conference quickly morphed into a panel discussion, with a variety of coaches, executives, and officials explaining to the media (and, necessarily, to everyone else) the ins-and-outs of the new rule r
    • NFL overwhelmingly adopts new helmet rule

      The Steelers were one of 29 teams to support banning running backs from using crown of the helmet to deliver hits outside the tackle box.
    • AFC North reaction to new rule changes

      Two rule changes were approved at the NFL owners meeting Wednesday and there's a couple of teams in the AFC North who aren't happy about it. Owners voted 31-1 to approve the rule that penalizes players, namely running backs, who forcibly initiate contac…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Despite voicing heavy skepticism, Vikings vote in favor of new 'crown of helmet' rule

      With one of the NFL's most punishing tailbacks, the Vikings might be harmed more than most teams by a new league rule that will penalize ball carriers for certain hits. But when the rule came to a vote, the organization voted for it.
    • Jackson wary of new rule for backs

      Amid an ESPN report on the final day of the NFL meetings Wednesday that the Bengals were the only team to vote against a new rule that prohibits running backs from using the crown of their helmets outside the tackle box, running backs coach Hue Jackson …
      Source: bengals.com
    • Jeff Fisher calls helmet rule “a huge victory for the NFL”

      Rams coach Jeff Fisher is a member of the NFL Competition Committee and has been the most vocal proponent of the new rule that bans runners from leading with the crown of their helmets outside the tackle box, and he was elated when the rule passed today…
    • Vote coming soon on helmet rule

      At some point within the next hour or so, owners will vote on the suddenly-controversial rule that would prevent offensive and defensive players from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet in the open field. As we mentioned last night, the curr…
  • David Wilson blasts the “stupid” helmet rule

    Yes, we’ve found another running back who has weighed in on the NFL’s new rule banning runners delivering hits with the tops of their helmets. And no, we haven’t found a running back who likes the rule yet. The latest to weigh in is David Wilson of
  • Giant RB features in NFL video on controversial new rule

    David Wilson had watched his YouTube highlights before. But never like this. During a quiet moment at Boost Mobile’s “Shrink Hunger” community event on Thursday in Harlem, the Giants’ running back huddled over his smartphone, staring at his runnin
  • Fred: “RB rule applies to me most”

    With his ability to pick up yards after contact, Bills RB Fred Jackson has made his living bulldozing over defenders. But the new NFL preventing ball carriers from initiating contact with the crown of their helmets has him concerned about his running st…
  • 'Crown rule' makes sense, even if its success is in doubt

    Enforcing the new "crown rule" won't be easy for NFL officials.
  • Mike Mayock thinks the NFL has crossed a line with the helmet rule

    Add NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to the list of football observers who don’t like the NFL’s new rule banning running backs from lowering their heads into tacklers. Mayock, who played defensive back for the Giants in the 1980s and is now the top ana
  • NFL passes Jim Schwartz rule

    NFL coaches who wrongly throw a challenge flag for a replay review that was going to be conducted automatically will no longer cost their team the opportunity to have the play reviewed. The NFL’s owners today voted to change the instant replay rules so
  • Helmet rule could be tabled until May

    Owners opted on Tuesday to defer consideration of the latest rule aimed at reducing concussions until Wednesday. On Wednesday, they may defer it until their next round of meetings. The buzz in Phoenix currently points to a tabling of the proposed rule o…

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Helmet rule passes: Well, that was fast. Faced with concerns fr…
David Wilson blasts the “stupid” helmet rule
Critics, use your heads: Helmet rule makes sense in NFL
Giant RB features in NFL video on controversial new rule
'Crown rule' makes sense, even if its success is in doubt
Jerome Bettis says NFL’s new helmet rule “makes no sense”
Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson on new crown rul…
Mike Brown voted against helmet rule because it’s hard to offic…
Bengals vote against helmet rule
Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothing
'Tuck Rule' out, helmet rule in after changes pass
New helmet-use rule is more narrow, limited than believed
Mike Mayock thinks the NFL has crossed a line with the helmet r…
NFL passes helmet rule, ends tuck rule
NFL passes Jim Schwartz rule
Jeff Fisher calls helmet rule “a huge victory for the NFL”
Vote coming soon on helmet rule
Helmet rule could be tabled until May