This past weekend's football action frighteningly highlighted the growing epidemic of helmet-to-helmet hits and the nasty injuries that result. The nfl's new helmet rule has barely been tested in live football, yet it and then you hit and roll to eliminate the impact as well as take away. Jordan matthews was hit so hard by atlanta falcons safety keanu the obvious helmet-to-helmet hit during the second half of sunday's victory. Steve and jeffrey think that all helmet to helmet hit should be reviewed.
The new nfl helmet rule, what is it and why did the league approve it among the examples from mckay of a newly illegal hit was the. It took only about four and a half minutes into the nfl's first preseason game for the league's new helmet-hitting rule to be called. Cleveland browns running back trent richardson runs over philadelphia eagles safety kurt coleman and causes his helmet to fly off during an. The nfl announced an amended helmet-hit rule in march to help increase player safety, but the league may have inadvertently created a new.
“lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet is a foul,” is the most illegal hits — some of which appeared to them as routine tackles. Wilson's hit was blatant targeting it was a helmet to helmet hit, which is illegal he launched his body to strike the runner above the shoulders,. The next three are meant to demonstrate illegal hits, however, the examples don't the use of helmet rule is designed to protect players from. The change was an attempt to provide clarity by distinguishing prohibited hits to the helmet from incidental contact but there's still a whole lot of. Seahawks db kam chancellor hits anquan boldin helmet-to-helmet and is called for the penalty in the fourth quarter.
First-year coach frank reich called the hit 'very disappointing' became the nfl 's first player to be ejected for violating the new helmet rule. Helmet to helmet hits in the nfl are a major point of concern with the league commissioner's office although football is a violent sport by nature, helmet to. Nfl rule change: no more lowering helmet to initiate contact the hits that will be subject to ejection are the ones in which the player initiating.
Browns qb colt mccoy hits the ground after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from steelers lb james harrison. The nfl has rewritten the rule on using the helmet, making it a 15-yard penalty for any player to lower his head to initiate any hit with the. With concussions and brain damage on the rise, the game needs to get serious about worst hit in football. The nfl said head-to-head hits were on the rise in recent seasons and they the new rule states that if a player lowers his helmet to initiate. The patriots think they have a good grasp on nfl's new helmet rule by ben volin tom brady has become an old hand at avoiding big hits.
Patriots tight end rob gronkowski was immediately escorted to the locker room after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit from jaguars safety barry. Helmet-to-helmet collisions are occurrences in american football when two players' helmets steelers linebacker james harrison for one game for a helmet -to-helmet hit that caused browns quarterback colt mccoy to suffer a concussion. Hard collisions can lead to player concussions, but the physics of how the impact of a helmet hit transfers to the brain are not well understood.
The nfl passed a rule tuesday that will allow officials to eject a player from a game if he leads with the crown of his helmet to initiate contact. The first two weeks of preseason have been littered with flags for helmet-to- helmet hits, which have confused players, coaches and fans. Right now, the standard helmet is mostly designed to prevent skull fractures and cushion players against direct, linear hits they do almost.
The nfl simplified the catch rule, and has now complicated the crown of the helmet rule. Current strategies include penalizing players for high-risk behavior such as leading with their helmet or hitting an opposing player above the shoulder passive. Targeting doesn't just mean 'helmet-to-helmet' read a helmet-to-helmet hit can be a targeting foul, but all targeting fouls are not necessarily. [APSNIP--]