Training Camp has just started and zero preseason games have been played, but I’m already loathing the NFL’s approach to “safety” in regard to the new helmet rules. The first trigger was when the reason for Roquan Smith’s holdout became public. I have no idea what the Chicago Bears are thinking at all. I don’t know why you want to nickel and dime the player you think is going to be the cornerstone of this defense. Especially in regard to this cockamamy new rule.
Hey! A-Train, Why don’t you explain the new rule before blogging all about it? You need to give your readers context.
I want to explain the new rules; except the league imposing said rules seems unable to explain them to the teams to whom the rules will apply. That’s the second trigger.
Here is the “Letter of the Law”
It’s all done in the name of safety, but it doesn’t make the game any safer, because there is nothing the players can do most of the time unless they want to NOT TACKLE an opponent. For an NFL defender, NOT TACKLING isn’t an option. So they are still going to make hits like that just all the while taking penalties.
It’s funny I was originally going to reference a CBS related article on the matter but when I went back I saw this:
Just over 6 hours it took Goodell’s PR machine to bully CBS into taking down an article. Not Bad Roger.