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Running Back Rule Passed! per Adam Schefter

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Running back rule passed, 31-1. Illegal to lower crown of helmets. Tuck rule also passed.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/314414423039156225">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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This is a dumb rule. You can do it inside the tackles but not outside the tackles. What makes it any more safe inside the tackles? So why have the rule?
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Running back rule passed, 31-1. Illegal to lower crown of helmets. Tuck rule also passed.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/314414423039156225">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Helmet rule passes
At least ONE person has some sense....May as well get rid of Ivory now lol...this was part of his MO that we all loved so much. Now its going to cost us 15...
 

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Can someone post an example of what would be an illegal play?
Hard to say. Some plays may be obvious, i.e. leading with the crown outside of the tackles. But the hard part will be what happens when a runner runs between the tackles blows through the first level of the defense then leads with the crown.
 

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This is so dumb...RBs are trained to run low their entire lives to protect themselves. The defender helmet rule makes sense, because it forces defenders to use proper form when tackling. The RB rule forces those guys to get away from the way you're supposed to run.

EDIT: After reading more into the rule, I no longer feel as strongly against it. My initial interpretation of it was incorrect. RBs can still run low, they just can't forcibly strike with their helmet.
 

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I stand corrected, I looked at the play again he didn't lead with his crown. Still applies to both sides though.

I wonder though, if RB's can't lead with the crown to protect themselves anymore, are they protected from head shots now? (going back to the Whitner hit on PT)
 

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