Found March 19, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
Earlier this week, Bears running back Matt Forte spoke out against a proposed rule change that would make it illegal for a ball carrier to lower his head as contact was initiated. Now, former Rams running back and Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk is piling on as well. "This is a joke," Faulk said on  the NFL Network. "If you’re a ball carrier and you’re trying to protect yourself, you’re going to duck. . . . I understand they want safety and I’m all for safety within the game. But it can’t just be some old guys in the room who didn’t carry a football making rules that are really going to affect how this game is being played. I just don’t understand." "Take the helmets off," Faulk continued. "Let’s be honest, if you think the helmet is a weapon, take it off. Because I know the helmet on my head is not being used to head butt anyone, it’s being used to protect myself." We won't spend more time rehashing what has been adequately state...

Forte rips proposed helmet rule

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte ripped a proposed rule change that has to do with runners leading with the crown of their helmet.

Marshall Faulk and the proposed running back rule

The NFL's continued efforts to make the game safer for all players may finally have crossed the line between conservative and ridiculous. As you may be aware, most players are already upset with some of the sensitive rules that have been established to protect specifically specialty player like quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers. Well, the NFL's Competition...

Marshall Faulk Among Running Backs Enraged by NFL’s Proposed Rule Change, Calls it ‘Joke’

The NFL competition committee makes changes every year to try and enhance player safety on the field. But their newest rule proposal isn’t being received very well by some players, past and present The league proposed a new rule that would make it illegal for a running back to lower his helmet when making contact outside the tackle box. So, naturally, running backs are the ones...

Matt Forte says he’s setting up ‘lowering the boom fund’ for new RB helmet rule

NFL owners voted on Wednesday to approve several rule changes, the most controversial of which is the league’s decision to prohibit offensive players from initiating contact with defensive players outside the tackle box by using the crown of their helmets. Running backs around the league are understandably upset with the change, as it will force many of them to completely alter...

Matt Forte is getting ready to pay the fines for lowering his helmet

One of the many running backs that isn’t happy about the new rule that the NFL passed which prohibits offensive players from striking defenders with the crown of their helmets, is Bears’ running back Matt Forte. After finding out that the rule passed, Forte tweeted that he’s going to open a bank account to pay his fines.

Matt Forte rips the NFL over possible rule change

The NFL plans on proposing a rule change that would prohibit running backs from lowering their heads.  As we all know, the league is looking to cut down on head injuries and I guess this would be one way of doing so. One of example of a running back suffering a concussion after lowering his head is Patriots running back Stevan Ridley during the AFC title game after lowering his...

Matt Forte Calls NFL’s Proposed Leading With The Helmet Rule “Absurd”

The NFL Competition Committee has proposed a rule to make it illegal for a runner to lower his shoulders, and lead with the crown of his helmet when attacking a defender outside the tackle box.  Former NFL great Emmitt Smith gave his opinion on the matter, and said that “the league had lost its mind.” Now a current player in weighing in on the matter, and he doesn’t agree...

Matt Forte tweets his displeasure over new rule, sets up fund at bank for fines

Chicago Bears runningback Matt Forte has been one of the most outspoken runningbacks over the new rule where runningbacks cannot hit defenders with the crown of their helmet.  After the rule passed on Wednesday, Forte took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. Wow so they really passed that rule…last time I checked football was a contact sport. Calling bank now to set up my lowering...

Brian Urlacher will not be back with Bears

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that the team was unable to reach an agreement on a new contract with unrestricted free agent middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. 
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