March 15, 2013
NFL Bans Dangerous Tackling; Replaces With Two-Hand Tag
Well, not exactly. But every time the NFL changes rules for safety, it ends up making the game more dangerous and less interesting.
The NFL is changing its rules to prevent ball-carriers from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet.
It’s an attempt to make the game safer – but the league's all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, thinks the NFL should have its own head examined.
"If I'm a running back and I'm running into a linebacker, you're telling me I have to keep my head up so he can take my chin off?’" Smith said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. "You've absolutely lost your mind."