National Football League outlaws any hit with crown of helmet

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The new wording of the rule, unanimously ratified by the owners of the 32 teams meeting here, has yet to be officially announced, but the expectation is that a catch will require a receiver having control of the ball while keeping two feet or another body part in bounds. The new rule says: "It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent". It sounds to me what a catch was, hopefully there is more clarification for the officials. The new rule is an expansion of the previous rule which only penalized contact with the crown of the helmet. The requirement to survive the ground has been tossed. "In order for us to overturn a call we had to see clearly indisputable evidence".

If that James play had not been called incomplete but a touchdown, the outcome of that game would've been drastically different just like the Super Bowl's could've been too, had the officiating not been done on the fly or new rules being implemented before being ratified by the league and its owners. A football move is defined as either a third step, reaching/extending for the line to gain, or the ability to perform such an act - with on-field officials being required to judge whether it occurs. "(It's) gonna lead to more lower-extremity injuries."Josh Norman, the Washington cornerback, maintained, "I don't know how you're going to play the game."Yes, there's some work to be done".

"I am very pleased to see the overwhelming support of the coaches, general managers and owners that we want to make the game safer", said Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer.

The seemingly endless string of catching controversies led commissioner Roger Goodell to vow to make revamping the rule a top priority for the league. Additionally, some players expecting a tackle could contort their position to draw contact with a defender's head, thus drawing a penalty.

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In the last several years, the National Football League has made a more concerted effort in making changes to the game with the players' overall safety in mind. But we understand there are situations where the ball is going to move. In fact, the New England Patriots instruct their players to never extend the football in this manner, because it risks a costly fumble.

Expect, then, there to be another meeting of the Competition Committee. McKay reminded that game officials overwhelmingly get the calls correct at full speed.

"We saw on the tape a very consistent pattern that creating this is the risky action by a player lowering their head creating a different spine angle and delivering a blow", McKay said.

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