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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Bears running back Matt Forte is not happy that the NFL’s Competition Committee has proposed a new rule that would penalize ball carriers for lowering their helmets into tacklers. Forte wrote on Twitter that he thinks it’s ridiculous to tell ...

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:36 PM   #1
 
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Matt Forte rips “absurd suggestion of a rule change”

Bears running back Matt Forte is not happy that the NFL’s Competition Committee has proposed a new rule that would penalize ball carriers for lowering their helmets into tacklers.

Forte wrote on Twitter that he thinks it’s ridiculous to tell running backs that they can’t lead with the crown of their helmets. According to Forte, lowering the shoulders is a vital part of breaking tackles, and it’s physically impossible to lower your shoulders without also lowering your head.

“The proposed rule change for running backs might be the most absurd suggestion of a rule change I’ve ever heard of,” Forte wrote. “In order to lower your shoulder you obviously have to lower your head. It’s a way of protecting yourself from a tackler and a way to break tackles. You can’t change the instinctive nature of running the football.”

Forte is echoing complaints that everyone from Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Of all the NFL’s proposed rules changes for 2013, this is the one that has been met with the harshest criticism, and that will likely be the subject of the fiercest debate at this week’s league meeting.

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Old 03-17-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: Matt Forte rips “absurd suggestion of a rule change”

Agreed. Defensive players already aren't allowed to actually play defense and now they want to stop RB's from being able to brace themselves from being hit. Incredible! It's not going to happen... That rule proposal will never pass.
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The way things are heading there is no reason to believe it won't. They want to marginalize hitting and this rule would achieve that goal.
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I don't like the rule, but Rbs need to learn that using their heads as a battering ram is playing roulette with their long term mental health
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I don't like that rule. RB can get hurt and they can hurt somebody.
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