Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/21/13
I remember this play like it was yesterday. Trent Richardson’s collision with Philadelphia’s Kurt Coleman, knocking him to the ground with a violent hit causing his helmet to fly away, was the main source of evidence which helped the NFL come to the decision to ban running backs from using their helmet against defenders outside the tackle box. “I feel like I made it bad for all the backs,” Richardson told the newspaper. “I feel like it’s my fault.” “People keep telling me it’s the T-Rich rule,” he said. “I guess I made history today.” “I know why they did it, but I won’t say that I fully agree with it,” he said. “I’m not saying it’s a dumb rule, but the backs are all talking about it and it’s kind of hard on us.” A lot of speculation has been made regarding the new NFL helmet rule, which passed yesterday 31-1. Majority of the backlash seems to be surrounded around how can you judge intent. You would have to first ensure the play was done outside of the tackle box, while
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