Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The NFL has gone out of its way to protect offensive players over the past few years.  The league is always proposing new rules to make the game safe, and there is a new rule set to be discussed that has offensive players, mainly running backs in an uproar. The NFL is set to propose a new rule that would penalize ball carriers who drop their heads and lead with the crown of their helmets right before impact with defenders. Several former and current NFL running backs have voiced their opinion on the rule.  A defensive players is now getting into the fray, and Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas took to his Twitter account to tell running backs to stop complaining about the proposed rule. It’s hilarious seeing all these RB complain about the rule change…welcome to the last 5 years of a defenders life…we’re robot now — Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) March 18, 2013 We can’t contact a WR after 5 yards but they can contact us as long as it doesn’t create space AFTER 5 yards — Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) March 18, 2013 A defender can’t blind side a offensive player, but an offensive player can blindside a defensive player as long … tmi.me/OjjGh — Terrell Thomas (@TerrellThomas24) March 18, 2013 Some of the points are valid indeed yes, but I’m not necessarily sure they should be coming from a cornerback, and especially one who hasn’t played in almost two years.  
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