Bears RB Matt Forte Says NFL's Proposed Rule Change 'Absurd'

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by SRW, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    Bears running back Matt Forte called the NFL's proposed rule change that would penalize ball carriers who lower their heads to deliver a blow "absurb" in a series of messages he posted on his official Twitter account Sunday morning, Jeff twinkyerson of ESPN Chicago reports.

    The new rule would penalize a runner 15-yards if he initiates contact with the crown of his helmet outside of the tackle box. Incidental contact with the crown of the helmet would not be a penalty.

    "The proposed rule change for running backs might be the most absurd suggestion of a rule change I've ever heard of," Forte wrote. "In order to lower ur shoulder u obviously have to lower ur head. It's a way of protecting ur self from a tackler and a way to break tackles."

    Forte believes players would be unable to adjust if the new rule is put into place.

    "U can't change the instinctive nature of running the football," Forte added.

    Source: The Redzone
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 18, 2013
  2. Harryaxel

    Harryaxel Rookie

    Yes the rule is stupid BUT how many times have I seen the helmet to helmet call because the running back does this? To damn many. Take out the helmet to helmet all together. These guys get paid millions because the are playing a dangerous sport and in a few years they will be wearing flags at this rate.

Share This Page