Found March 18, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
The NFL has spent a tremendous amount of time finding ways to protect players over the past several years, but most of the changes to the game have been made to protect offensive players. A new proposed rule is aiming help protect defensive players. Members of the NFL’s Competition Committee are considering a rule change that would make it illegal for running backs and ball carriers to lower their heads and use the crown of their helmets to initiate contact with defenders. A number of running backs feel that such a rule would completely alter the way they run, but New York Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas seems to fully support it. “It’s hilarious seeing all these (running backs) complain about the rule change,” Thomas wrote on Twitter Sunday. “Welcome to the last 5 years of a defender’s life. We’re robots now. We can’t contact a (wide receiver) after five yards but they can contact us as long as it doesn’t create space AFTER five yards. “A defender can’t blind side an offensive...
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