The NFL has changed the rules to generally prohibit players from lowering their helmets to initiate contact. Plenty of players are concerned about the practical impact of this rule change on the game. On Tuesday, several Bills players explained their position to ESPN.
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I actually had an incident in the playoff game [against Jacksonville when] the trainers didn’t like how I tackled on a few plays, Bills safety Micah Hyde told ESPN. My response to them was just the running back was running at me, and he’s getting as low as he can and lowering his shoulder, lowering his helmet. I have to make a tackle. I’m not going to stand straight up, because he’s going to run straight through my chest.
Bils defensive tackle Kyle Williams supports reasonable efforts to make the game safer, but he realizes that the rule as written can create major issues.
I understand the old rule of targeting and launching, but this seems to incorporate all contact, including incidental contact, which I think is a huge problem for players, Williams told ESPN. There is a risk that comes with playing the game, generally speaking. You can legislate out the flagrant attempts to use the helmet as a weapon, but the reason we wear helmets is because of incidental contact and just the nature of the game.
Drawing the line between incidental contact with the head and deliberate use of the head will be hard to do, especially with little or no guidance from the league as to what the new rule specifically prohibits.
At that time, the question of who plays whom and where will be enhanced with when the ball will be kicked. Which will be big news, even though it really isn’t much news at all.
The key dates to watch will be the Sunday night games (of course), the Thursday night games, the Monday night games (including the Week One doubleheader), the Thanksgiving games, and the all-important season-opening Thursday game, to be played in Philadelphia.
We’ll break down the new schedule from every angle here at PFT as soon as it’s out, and we’ll continue the process of getting you ready for the season to come.
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It’s a strong accusation to make. If that’s what Rodgers believes, he should just say so. He should say, for example, that there aren’t two sources close to him who have said anything credible or accurate about Rodgers’ reaction to the firing of quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt or the termination of receiver Jordy Nelson, and that Robinson is either talking to people Womens Wilson Ramos Jersey who are lying about knowing what Rodgers thinks or engaging in flat-out fabrication.
If Rodgers is going to tuck a claim of fake news into a laundry list of funny hash tags, he needs to be more clear with his message. And his message is that Robinson is telling a lie about Rodgers.