Proposed rule aimed at aggressive runners, such as Vikings' Peterson

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 20, 2013 - 11:53 AM

Ball carriers might be penalized for lowering their head and plowing into would-be tacklers.

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hoimangggMar. 19, 13 8:31 PM

Dumbest proposed NFL rule change to date. Might as well put velcro flags on belts, or maybe just touch football. Let's make earning millions of dollars while playing a game totally risk-free and boring.

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FrankLMar. 19, 13 8:36 PM

I think this rule is great, this levels the playing field between offense and defense. So many of the "safety" rules seem to be designed to hobble the defense. Either make the rules apply equally to both sides of the ball, or cancel the rules.

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archyopterxMar. 19, 13 8:40 PM

watch football now while you can,this will pretty much end it.

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turgidMar. 19, 13 8:42 PM

Get ready for a lot of these rules changes in the coming years. Gazillion dollar player want to enjoy their gazillions when they are done playing.

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fourmjkMar. 19, 13 8:59 PM

Hoimanggg - my thought's exactly - hang flags on them and let them pirouette down the field while slapping hands away.

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nowonderMar. 19, 13 9:03 PM

Ted Thompson probably came up with the idea. No need to worry in Green Bay, no one runs hard enough.

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jaw99Mar. 19, 13 9:06 PM

Just make running backs wear giant foam cone head type helmets.

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mommakaMar. 19, 13 9:08 PM

This is a business. This rule is lawsuit mitigation.

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lazer29Mar. 19, 13 9:13 PM

Control freaks at work.

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usrnmeMar. 19, 13 9:29 PM

Just cover the players in nerf padding. Then you can save the same abbreviation NFL... Nerfed Football League!

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