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Sorry, Sweetness, that's illegal. Replay the down!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YGBFKM, Mar 20, 2013.


    YGBFKM Guest


    You know where I'm going. Discuss.
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Just take the damn helmets away. Guys will still lower their shoulders, but they won't be using their heads as weapons. Hell they can wear skull caps with logos on them instead.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Jack Tatum, that's illegal. First down!

  4. JimmyK

    JimmyK New Member

    That would be a defenseless receiver. The defenders trying to tackle Walter... not so much.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I like how the NFL's primary talking point is, "It's only the crown of the helmet that comes into play. You can still use your facemask and top of the front of the helmet." Yeah, well, the only way to "lead" with the front of the helmet is to run completely upright — which is much more dangerous than trying to protect yourself and absorb the defender's blow — or be a relative of Merton Hanks.

    I also enjoyed that my twitter feed was inundated the last couple of hours with NFL-affiliated links to stories about the league returning to L.A., the 2014 Pro Bowl, Roger Goodell's new puppy ... Everything but that stupid, dangerous new rule.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You would have to run like Forrest Gump
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That garbage rule passed? Ew.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Not to mention the fact that, as we saw last year, at full speed, any contact near the head looks like a head shot whether it is or not and gets flagged even if it's not an infraction.

    There's no fucking way an official can distinguish between the "crown" and "front" of the helmet at game speed.

    YGBFKM Guest

  10. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    I think the NFL will have to eventually re-teach the way it's players tackle. They need to turn the tackling more into a rugby approach of wrapping up and keeping your head up. As mentioned above, maybe it is time for leather helmets or Rugby style helmets.

    And just because...

  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH! That was the way players were taught to tackle. But at some point, it became cooler to try and get on Sportscenter than it did to use your fucking arms to tackle someone. Fucking ESPN.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    yes, fucking espn.
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