Yahoo Sports reports that a New Helmet-to-Helmet Ejection Rule has been created.
Posted: 15 February 2013 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba—ncaa-s-new-helmet-to-helmet-rule-will-force-college-football-players-to-relearn-how-to-tackle-174052423.html

Just wait until a start athlete gets ejected!  Folks are gonna go nutts!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 04:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This will be a disaster for college football. How do you define a true helmet to helmet and how do you decide who gets ejected and who doesn’t. Awful idea.

Coach to WR: “that defensive back is killing us, lower your head next time he starts to tackle you”

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Posted: 15 February 2013 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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well, there goes DJ swarengen’s career

all the new rules for tackling are ploys to create higher scoring games. if it was really about player safety they would be addressing the ball carrier facemasking defenders

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Posted: 15 February 2013 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oh come on a stiff-arm isn’t a twisting of a players neck. 

I love how a pic of Clowney is on the article.  I bet the cocks are already mad.  Anyway this is a good rule.  Clearly there are safety concerns in football and that will always be the case.  But if the league ignores concussions they will get sued into nonexistence.  We can’t have DEFENSELESS kids getting their heads smashed in.  If a player tucks into the hit that’s different but if a WR gets speared (in the head) by a DB on his way down with the ball its just not necessary and very unsafe.  Its not like a players head was the closest thing to hit but the players know its the best way to knock another player out the game. 


Do you really think plays like this should be in the game??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=r8rVGeK8Utk#t=20s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSDJad0Y7RY

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Posted: 15 February 2013 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Well he did have a helmet to helmet hit for his Michigan hit, perfect for the article.  DJ Swearinger is just hoping the NFL doesn’t adopt an anti thug rule like this.

Sorry A/O that UGA highlight is not illegal, it was an interception and was fair game.  Could easily be said that Murray was heading towards the ball carrier to tackle, all that was was a monster block.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LEi_-C9IVo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Udszb-aClw

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Posted: 15 February 2013 07:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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No I don’t care if he is going after the ball, which it would be a stretch to say was doing considering he was walking.  No player, offense or defense, should spear another player helmet to helmet.  He clearly launched into Murray with the intention of hitting his head.  He could have just as easily knocked him down by pushing with his arms or hitting him in the mid section. 

Originally I though Clowney’s was helmet to helmet too because you can clearly hear them hit.  But I think he was low enough to give him the benefit of the doubt and say Smiths helmet whipped down to force the contact and that it wasn’t direct contact. 

*edit* Swearingers second hit is horrible.  He deserves to be kicked for that.

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Posted: 15 February 2013 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ancient Orange - 15 February 2013 06:12 PM

  If a player tucks into the hit that’s different but if a WR gets speared (in the head) by a DB on his way down with the ball its just not necessary and very unsafe.

The problem I saw from the “helmet to helmet” rule this past season is the fact that the vast majority of the times that a defense was hit with the penalty the ball carrier ducked into it. Until someone educates the officials and allows for instant replay to be used this is a bad rule.

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