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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Marshall Faulk would rather eliminate helmets from football than tell running backs they canít lower their heads into tacklers. Faulk, the Hall of Fame running back who played for the Colts and Rams, blasted the NFL Competition Committeeís proposal to ...

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
 
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Marshall Faulk: If runners canít lower their heads, eliminate helmets

Marshall Faulk would rather eliminate helmets from football than tell running backs they canít lower their heads into tacklers.

Faulk, the Hall of Fame running back who played for the Colts and Rams, blasted the NFL Competition Committeeís proposal to penalize running backs for leading with the crown of their helmets.

ďThis is a joke,Ē Faulk said on NFL Network. ďIf youíre a ball carrier and youíre trying to protect yourself, youíre going to duck. . . . I understand they want safety and Iím all for safety within the game. But it canít just be some old guys in the room who didnít carry a football making rules that are really going to affect how this game is being played. I just donít understand.Ē

Faulk added that if the Competition Committee really thinks running backs are using their helmets as weapons to injure their opponents, heíd rather just see players go back to the 1920s and play without helmets.

ďTake the helmets off. Letís be honest, if you think the helmet is a weapon, take it off. Because I know the helmet on my head is not being used to head butt anyone, itís being used to protect myself,Ē Faulk said.

The NFLís owners are expected to vote either today or tomorrow to approve the Competition Committeeís proposal, and make the practice of a running back lowering his helmet into a defender a personal foul.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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And they passed this stupid law
31-1 vote

A lawyer runs the game into the ground again

Sad day for football.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:00 AM   #3
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Re: Marshall Faulk: If runners canít lower their heads, eliminate helmets

I have no problem with this ruel. Its basically just enforcing the spearing rule by making it prohibited for all payers.
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Re: Marshall Faulk: If runners canít lower their heads, eliminate helmets

Wow 31 - 1 who was the one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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Wow 31 - 1 who was the one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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Re: Marshall Faulk: If runners canít lower their heads, eliminate helmets

hmmm...

what about the defenders? Are the defenders still able to lower their heads and hit the RB with the crown of the helmet, like Pierre Thomas was hit in the playoff game in SF?
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