NFL to penalize helmet hits by ball carriers
Michael Holley, Chris Price and Gary Tanguay discuss the rule, player reactions and how to make it better
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Maybe guys are really listening to what they're saying. They and that they didn't say you can't lower your shoulder get to the Walter Payton or hold the ball here -- one hand mowing your shoulder give you a great step far. It's -- the crown of the helmet what's the problem with that. I think there are times where players need to be saved from themselves I think the lack of better term I think this might be one of those times I think when you look at. The league's renewed emphasis on. Safety on player safety on it on trying to minimize the amount of head injuries I think this makes sense. However I think in the long run this is a little bit at least for me like that kick off with a little bit too far this just wreaks of a decision that was made by. Guys and -- players to do this guys -- -- complete game I think you need to get five to ten players in Rome. You need to get five to ten league executives in the room and come up with -- so do you think the league is getting too so no no I don't think the -- getting thoughts. Did you have to guard against that especially in the week of the concussion and a concussion lawsuit that the that the -- -- there's too badly but at the same time. Again you have to find some common ground between the two I I think you don't need to go this far. But I think that some some -- it needs legislation on the other really the problem for -- is this is going to be incredibly difficult two to twelve. When you've seen on the field in a split second. It's going to be really hard for reference to determine what is leading with a -- what's it gonna duck in the shoulder in there and lead -- -- -- Well but you know it's not leading with the head knows that's why it's viewed crown as the crowd I think it has to be so deliberated so advantages exactly you can't help to make it well and I think when I I think I think it's a wash itself -- People after the first years old guys are going to be able to say okay this is what we can get away with this -- we can't can we that I understand the reaction from the players right out of the gate. There'd be angry intense reaction we've gotten but I think it's gonna lessen over the course. Well yeah I think it was we see that in baseball you know where you at the point of emphasis in the two months later it was gone. I think what Mike said and what we've -- with the sound of the topic is the officials are gonna handle it. And I think that it it like I said -- it's not for -- that march. Because. If you did if you call it every time they got Holliday had to be a -- reply -- that yeah I mean that's either defense is going to be upright. And the running back at the literally go autumn like a missile and now be called at the pass on it and I'm gonna call it. You know I think we're going to be talking about during the season maybe October November when we talk about the inconsistency of this -- that because -- a lot of cases. Officials wait to see if there's an injury if -- dies down for a while. And it looks bad either they'll call the penalty there weren't -- outrage. It surely it Monday morning quarterbacks about Peter King but -- outrage -- national columnist. On Monday and Tuesday and by Wednesday we felt that a couple of years ago. -- -- -- so yeah during the season I think that was the bloody weekend yet. Brandon Meriweather have a launch on Todd Heap -- I think doctor Robinson had a hit on this John Jack James here it was in James yeah. And age -- -- so it's that it's gonna be quiet so wild. It did if something did happen. We'll come back to this. I think I think your point is very will take Michael I think what players want. In the end it's consists. I think they're gonna want to -- rule called. Every single week in who's gonna be some -- -- over the first 23 weeks while players figure out what they can't think that I have a solution. If but that is it up the paper there now and it's actually appears to break. A lot of guys just tackle with -- arms -- people. Think too much sense you know that's to me that's it -- and you have a better chance of stopping the -- -- as opposed -- leading with your head. -- going and try to make the big hit now talking in general much as the running back rule. You know if you go in and you you look to go to this -- little left to the right side of the runner and you try to and you wrap them up -- your arms you're probably gonna bring him down. And you make a better tackle and you're gonna be safer. Well that makes sense unless you're talking about quarterbacks about quarterbacks right now and I think the running backs will. They'll be complaining that they still get you know smacked around and nobody cares about them is gonna come back to quarterbacks and you can not. Just tackle quarterback what you want to because they're different -- those guys are torn. You got an ankle and he calculus okay -- -- a lot of cars for me it always goes back to the same -- the first thing you learn when you start playing football see what you hit in which you see. Anything that's what needs to be reinforced at every level not just professional and I think we're gonna see that more and more closely school and colleges.
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NFL cracks down on dangerous head hits
This after a number of dangerous hits this past weekend just like the one that Brandon meriwether landed on Ravens player Todd Heap tucked a look at. Meriweather has been find 151000 dollars he could be suspended retroactively that remains to be seen