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reflexion_admin / August 25, 2018

Fans And Players Criticize The NFL’s “Helmet Rule” In Safe Tackling Debate

“There is no ‘make adjustment’ to the way you tackle. Even in a perfect form tackle the body is led by the head,” tweeted San Francisco 49ers cornerback and Super Bowl XLVII champion Richard Sherman last Sunday.

“The rule is idiotic And should be dismissed immediately. When you watch rugby players tackle they are still lead by their head. Will be flag football soon.”




Despite widespread backlash, NFL Vice President of Operations Troy Vincent released a statement in support of the rule with a slight clarification of its implications.