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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by acqua7, Mar 20, 2013.
If this eliminates spearing, then I am cool with the rule change.
If the defense cant lower their helmet and hit someone in the chin, why should the offense be able to.
I thought people were mad about the rules changing to help cater to the offense.
People are mad because it's a rule change.
Not a moron bud, just like to see football played physically unlike some. Also you will notice that the reason the defenders helmet is knocked off is because he was out of position and tried to tack up high rather than going low.. Hell they also teach that to 6 year olds bud
They're not taking away the physicality of the sport, as it was said, if this rule was in place last year, it would have been called 5 times.
You're not arguing in favor of "physical football" every football fan likes to watch a hard hitting, physical game. You're arguing in favor of something that is unnecessarily dangerous to both the RB and the tackler and illegal to boot. Watch the hit that paralyzed Eric Legrande and tell me the outcome would have been the same if he had kept his head up. MMA is probably the most brutal sport on the planet and even they have safety rules. These guys put their safety on the line to entertain us but this isn't ancient Rome.
Just another way for the ref's to rig.... i mean control the game !!! Ived wacthed this game since the 60's and it is not FOOTBALL anymore.;-(
Flags will be coming soon!!! This rule will be like when new pass interferance rules came in!!!
That was a joke for 2 years!!! this will be too!!!
It's not Ancient Rome and hasn't been all these years, just simply football. Evidently people like myself and emit smith are in the minority as far as opinions on the rule being put into place. Although I do believe a lot of people will change their minds once refs start blowing calls and costing teams with physical runningbacks big time yards
You are correct. If I see refs over-officiating and changing the result of games, i too will be pissed and probably feel dumb for supporting the rule. But I hope the refs do a good job and player safety improves.
I think people are misinterpreting this rule change. It's not like you can't lower your shoulder anymore and truck someone. The rule is only in place in the open field as JCBrave said, which means your going to see this scenario at most once a game.
Spearing is very dangerous and I'm not saying I agree with the rule but I doubt it even is noticed as the season goes on.