• Owners ban peel-back hits, helmet vote ahead

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 20, 2013
    The owners outlawed peel-back blocks anywhere on the field; previously, they were illegal only inside the tackle box. Concerned with how it will be officiated, NFL owners delayed voting Tuesday on a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field. Really, under no circumstances will you be permitted to block low below the waist when you're blocking back towards your own end line," said Rams coach Jeff Fisher, co-chairman of the competi...
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Owners OK 2 rule changes, delay on helmet use

      PHOENIX (AP) -- Concerned with how it will be officiated, NFL owners delayed voting Tuesday on a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.

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