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Matt Forte calls proposed helmet rule "absurd"

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07:37 PM ET 03.17 | Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is not a fan of the proposed rule change that would penalize offensive players for running into defenders with their helmet, calling it "absurd." The proposed rule would make it a 15 yard penalty to hit players with the crown of the helmet, but incidental contact with the crown or contact made via the facemask would not be penalties. Proponents of the rule cite player safety as the reason to implement it, but critics claim that it would be too difficult to consistently enforce.

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March 17, 2013  07:40 PM ET

Flag football is next, and it's a 15 yard penalty if you forget to apologize to the player after you've taken his flag after all you don't want to hurt his feelings.

March 17, 2013  07:44 PM ET

The use of a helmet should be penalized!

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March 17, 2013  09:31 PM ET
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The use of a helmet should be penalized!

This. I never understood why it was a one-way street. If D players can pick up a 15 yard penalty (and fine) then why not O players?

March 17, 2013  09:49 PM ET

What does the league want?Die running backs?They will get killed not being able to use the helmets.

 
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