League owners unanimously approved a rule that strictly prohibits any player at any time from lowering his helmet to initiate contact with an opponent offensive players, defensive players, special teamers — everyone is now subject to a new restriction aimed to reduce the number of helmet-to-helmet hits. After all, scary collisions are bound to happen when world-class athletes are running full speed at one another still, it wasn't impossible to hit gronkowski away from the helmet and knees sherman's teammate earl thomas was able to hit gronkowski cleanly in a near-identical play last season. The nfl passed a rule tuesday that will allow officials to eject a player from a game if he leads with the crown of his helmet to initiate contact with another player “for us this is a pretty significant change,” rich mckay, the head of the competition committee, told reporters tuesday at the league meetings in. 5 days ago some running backs, nfl head coaches and fans have expressed concerns about football's hard-hitting essence being watered-down further by “it is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/ crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are. Nfl owners rewrote the rule on using the crown of the helmet, making it a 15- yard penalty to initiate any hit with it. For many years, the nfl has faced righteous indignation for failing to do enough to respond to the risks of brain injury last week, the nfl took a strong step in the hopes of reducing head trauma, and the result was more indignation the new tackle rule, which the league says will be clarified in meetings.
The nfl made what it hailed as a significant safety-related rule change tuesday, making it a penalty for a player to lower his head to initiate a hit with his helmet on an opponent during a game for us, this is a pretty significant change, said atlanta falcons president rich mckay, the chairman of the. The details will be forthcoming, but the nfl plans to expand the helmet-hit rule before the 2018 season, nfl competition committee chairman rich mckay announced tuesday the expansion of the rule wasn't on the initial agenda for the annual league meeting but was added, mckay said, as a result of. Cam newton took multiple hits to the helmet in the season opener, but the refs didn't throw the flag on what looked to be illegal hits.
Your friend is right: no helmet can prevent concussions there's no way to keep the brain from moving inside the skull if you hit your head hard enough, your brain can bang into the hard bone and cause a concussion some special sports helmets and other new products claim that they can protect you from concussions. Patriots' brandin cooks knocked out of super bowl by helmet-to-helmet hit new england patriots wide receiver brandin cooks (14), falls after colliding with philadelphia eagles strong safety malcolm jenkins (27), during the first half of the nfl super bowl 52 football game, sunday, feb 4, 2018, in. The nfl did some positive work on tuesday in cleaning up the catch rule it's still not perfect, but removing the going to the ground language is a big help however, while cleaning that up, they opened up another can of worms with their crown of the helmet rule nfl pr executive brian mccarthy tweeted.
According to nfl research, nearly one out of every two helmet-to-helmet hits caused a concussion in 2017 that's up from a ratio of one out of every three in 2015 nfl chief medical officer allen sills said in february that the current concussion data had sparked a call to action, and on tuesday he said. The nfl's effort to make football safer was expanded tuesday by league owners who voted to approve a rule that seeks to take head-first collisions out of the game discussions about curbing the worst collisions in the sport led to the drafting of a new rule that quickly went to a vote playing rule article 8: it. As nfl approves broadening of helmet-hit rule, players could be ejected for violation. Foxborough — the patriots suffered a big blow when rob gronkowski absorbed a blow to the helmet late in the first half of sunday's 24-20 win over the jaguars the big tight end was flattened by a head shot from jaguars safety barry church on a deep pass from tom brady gronkowski was slow to.
The nfl has rewritten the rule on using the helmet, making it a 15-yard penalty for any player to lower his head to initiate any hit with the headpiece. While the nfl this year has been working on the issue of trying to further eradicate helmet hits from the game since the competition committee met in indianapolis in february, the league expected to make a rule clarification or point of emphasis announcement at this annual meeting, not vote in a new rule. The nfl competition committee voted unanimously to make illegal lowering the helmet for the sake of initiating contact with an opponent. The recently retired browns great says criticism of the new rule has been too extreme—if it helps the game, let's do it.
The angels suffered another injury scare on sunday, as star center fielder mike trout was hit on the helmet by a pitch from reliever erik goeddel in the sixth inning of a 4-3 win over the rangers at tempe diablo stadium trout seemed to be ok, immediately putting his helmet back on and jogging to first base before being.
As new england mounted its second scoring drive of the game — with just under 90 seconds remaining in the first half — quarterback tom brady threw a pass intended for gronkowski on first-and-10 from the patriots' 40-yard line the pass was ruled incomplete, but church's helmet-to-helmet hit resulted in. Payton is already making waves in his first year on the competition committee by emerging as one of the most vocal supporters for penalizing helmet to helmet hits and his opinion appears to be shaped by his personal experience with losing key players to such hits. There is greater attention to head-related injuries and concussions in american football the helmet's structural safety and the way that football players use their helmets are important in preventing head injuries current strategies include penalizing players for high-risk behavior such as leading with their helmet or hitting an.