Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 4/1/13
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice doesn't like the new rule that will penalize runners for lowering their heads, but he'll accept it and try to live with it. And that doesn't mean he'll stop doing it if he feels he needs to. “I don’t like it,” Rice told BaltimoreRavens.com. “I’m just telling you right now, there’s not going to be a guy that’s going to be able to get a free lick on me and think it’s alright. I will defend my case, and I will defend myself as a runner.” “If I’m in the open field and you’re coming at me and I’m coming at you, and I lower my shoulder and I get flagged, I’ll appeal it; You’re going to protect yourself as a runner. Not one running back, you ask anyone in the league, not one is going to change their game. People are just going to have to deal with the consequences the first couple years.” “What about when running backs are getting held up and safeties are coming to nail you in the head? I don’t see that,” he said. "I don’t like it, but at the same time I’m not one to complain. I feel like you either adapt to the change or you get weeded out.” var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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