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will it affect us?
yes
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no
60%
 60%  [ 3 ]
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Zithers


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: new helmet rule Reply with quote

i feel like this is really going to hurt us... mike tolbert and jonathan stewart love bulldozing over people, whether in the tackle box or the open field. hope we don't see too many flags. they tuck their heads down pretty often. happens right after we option tolbert, too. ugh.
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fretgod99


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it will be a problem. They can still dip their heads and shoulders, just not lead with the crown. It will probably be called a bit more in the early part of the season (and possibly throughout the first season) as players get used to it. After that, I imagine it's going to be pretty infrequently called. I think someone posted that NFL Network said it likely would have been appropriately called like 35 times last year, which is not much at all.

To be fair, the refs will need time to get used to it, too (so there are likely to be more calls as they find the grey area), but I still can't imagine it being called all that much.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rule isn't as big of a deal as people think it is. We'll be fine.
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