Alvin Kamara on no-call after Jaylon Smith hit: ‘It is what it is’ (1 Viewer)

By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

ARLINGTON, Texas — The NFL added a new rule this year to make it a penalty for a player to lower his head and initiate contact with his helmet.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is on the league’s competition committee that helped develop the rule geared toward player safety, which is similar to targeting in college football.

In Thursday’s game between the Saints and the Dallas Cowboys, there was what appeared to be a clear example of this infraction when Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith launched his head toward Saints running back Alvin Kamara, making a tackle on third down with 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter. ...

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