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    2009 NFL NEW RULES

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...s&confirm=true

    » A defender who hits a defenseless receiver in the head with his helmet or any part of his body will draw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and be subject to a fine from the NFL. Call this "The Anquan Boldin Rule." The Arizona Cardinals' wide receiver suffered a fracture of a facial bone that required surgery after a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from New York Jets safety Eric Smith last season. Smith wasn't penalized, but he did draw a $50,000 fine and one-game suspension from the league.

    » If a pass rusher, who is blocked into the quarterback's legs or into the ground on the way to the quarterback, continues to run or drives forcefully into the player, he'll draw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and be subject to a fine. Call this the "Tom Brady Rule." The New England Patriots' quarterback suffered a season-ending knee injury during the 2008 opener on a hit by Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, who claimed the contact happened by "accident" after he was blocked into Brady's leg. Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss disagreed, saying after the game the hit looked "dirty" to him.

    » The "wedge," typically formed by the middle blockers on kickoff returns, might be outlawed because it has a long history of causing injuries.

    In addition, the committee is recommending that instant replay -- which currently covers certain fumbles -- be expanded to include all fumble plays, including the "tuck rule," whereby a quarterback is deemed to have thrown an incomplete pass rather than fumbled if his arm is moving forward.
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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

    "oaklandzoo24" wrote:
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    In addition, the committee is recommending that instant replay -- which currently covers certain fumbles -- be expanded to include all fumble plays, including the "tuck rule," whereby a quarterback is deemed to have thrown an incomplete pass rather than fumbled if his arm is moving forward.
    I don't know why the NFL doesn't allow challenges to all questionable plays, how many times have you seen a wrong call on the field that is unchallengeable? The coaches still throw the flag, only to be told to pick it up again so it's not like allowing the challenge would take up a lot more time.

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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

    What a fucking panzy leage.

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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

    I know this sounds bad, but I dont like these fines for helmet to helmet hits and hits on the QB.
    I mean these guys get paid alot to play football, and they take a risk of injury by playing it.
    Everyone loves to see these huge hits, but if you hit someone in the head, then you get thrown under the bus.
    This is going to sound horrible, but if I was a DB, Id be going head hunting to breakup plays all the time.
    You hit the head and the ball pops out more often then not.
    The NFL should be working to develop better helmets if they are so concerned.
    It is a contact sport, and you cant expect highly competitive guys to limit what they are going to do when they are going 110%.


    Oh and these hits on the QB are ridiculous, and I think we can all agree that half those calls are complete bullshit.
    The QB is a football player too, so he should be subjective to hits just as much as the other players.
    Thats what really pisses me off.
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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

    "oaklandzoo24" wrote:
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...s&confirm=true

    » A defender who hits a defenseless receiver in the head with his helmet or any part of his body will draw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and be subject to a fine from the NFL. Call this "The Anquan Boldin Rule." The Arizona Cardinals' wide receiver suffered a fracture of a facial bone that required surgery after a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from New York Jets safety Eric Smith last season. Smith wasn't penalized, but he did draw a $50,000 fine and one-game suspension from the league.

    » If a pass rusher, who is blocked into the quarterback's legs or into the ground on the way to the quarterback, continues to run or drives forcefully into the playe4r, he'll draw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and be subject to a fine. Call this the "Tom Brady Rule." The New England Patriots' quarterback suffered a season-ending knee injury during the 2008 opener on a hit by Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, who claimed the contact happened by "accident" after he was blocked into Brady's leg. Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss disagreed, saying after the game the hit looked "dirty" to him.

    » The "wedge," typically formed by the middle blockers on kickoff returns, might be outlawed because it has a long history of causing injuries.

    In addition, the committee is recommending that instant replay -- which currently covers certain fumbles -- be expanded to include all fumble plays, including the "tuck rule," whereby a quarterback is deemed to have thrown an incomplete pass rather than fumbled if his arm is moving forward.
    Great, now defenders are getting penalized for running.
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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

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    You can only not hit receivers with your helmet? What about other defenseless players? For example, Brian Dawkins trying to kill Peterson in our playoff game.

    So you can still drive yourself into a quarterbacks legs, but not forcefully? When are they going to make the rule the way it should be: If hitting the quarterback in the knees is the only way to make the play, it is acceptable. No facemasks, no leading with the helmet, no horse collars. But if you have to hit him low to get the sack/make the tackle, do it.

    Eliminating the wedge is just stupid. We'll see how much the NFL likes losing 99% of their kick return touchdowns then rethink it.

    Every play or no plays should be challengable/reviewed.

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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

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    You can only not hit receivers with your helmet? What about other defenseless players? For example, Brian Dawkins trying to kill Peterson in our playoff game.

    So you can still drive yourself into a quarterbacks legs, but not forcefully? When are they going to make the rule the way it should be: If hitting the quarterback in the knees is the only way to make the play, it is acceptable. No facemasks, no leading with the helmet, no horse collars. But if you have to hit him low to get the sack/make the tackle, do it.

    Eliminating the wedge is just stupid. We'll see how much the NFL likes losing 99% of their kick return touchdowns then rethink it.

    Every play or no plays should be challengable/reviewed.
    That all makes way too much sense Mr Anderson!


    Total BS the way some plays are reviewable and others aren't...just leaves things looking fishy too often.
    I'd even include penalties, especially, pass interference since it can be such a game changing decision.
    Sure, keep the challenges limited to keep the game flowing, but admit your human, and capable of mistakes, and fixing them.
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    What a fucking panzy leage.
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    Re: 2009 NFL NEW RULES

    Rules cannot make every happy.
    - How does a ref determine if a receiver is defenseless? Sounds like if someone gets hurt going across the middle that there will be a flag on the play.
    - I hate new rules because of injuries. It was a freak play where millions of people praised Bernard Pollard.

    - Wedge is part of football. If they want to create more returns and more excitement, taking out the wedge would make returning a lot harder to do
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