As we reported earlier, in the midst of all these wonderful free agent signings, the NFL has calmly and slickly try to add a new rule into legislation.
With a rule that already has many up in arms, the NFL is proposing a rule change that would penalize a ball carrier for lowering their heads before contact with a defender.
One former NFL player who carries a lot of weight is not pleased with the new rule proposal. Emmitt Smith is the all time leading rusher in the history of the NFL.
Smith may not have run a lot defenders over, but he ran hard, and he ran behind his pads. Smith told 105.3 The Fan that “rule is ridiculous, and the NFL has lost its mind.”
“If I’m a running back and I’m running into a linebacker, you’re telling me I have to keep my head up so he can take my chin off?’’ Smith said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. “You’ve absolutely lost your mind.’’
“As a running back, it’s almost impossible (to not lower your head)