Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/17/13
As part of the league meetings that start on Monday, the NFL has six new rule proposals. Matt Forte is none too pleased about one of them. The new rule that the Bears running back has taken issue with would ban runners or defenders from lowering their helmet to initiate contact in open space outside the tackle box. Previously, leading with the helmet was only a penalty for defenders. Check out Forte’s reaction in his tweets below. The proposed rule change for running backs might be the most absurd suggestion of a rule change I've ever heard of.— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 17, 2013 In order to lower ur shoulder u obviously have to lower ur head. It's a way of protecting ur self from a tackler and a way to break tackles— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 17, 2013 U can't change the instinctive nature of running the football.— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) March 17, 2013 Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Chicago Bears from B/R

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