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At first I'm thinking what the heck is going on in the NFL.
Then I started watching old footage of Earl Campbell running the ball. The first run I saw was Earl putting his helmet crown right in the sternum of a Rams defender, putting him on his you know what. The rest of the plays were serious stiff arms and him using his shoulder pads and forearm to shrug off the defenders. Again if you can teach the running backs to use the shoulder pads with a little forearm or stiff arm then the game will be OK. One last thought, what about goal line stand? Will we see the end of the dive over the pile leading with helmet? Just a thought. I know it's OK between the tackles.
Eddie George was talking about this on the radio yesterday. He said that it probably won't change the game too much. Probably what the refs will be looking for is does the helmet drop. From an early age you are taught "hit what you see and see what you hit." This goes for the RB now too. Bracing for impact, leading with shoulders, initiating contact is not illegal unless you lower your head enough to lose sight of your opponent.
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