Another Potential Set of Rules Which May Impact the Texans

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    After Clauson's hit on Cushing and Bill's Johnson of Chiefs Berry, the NFL may be considering additional restrictive rules on the use of the cut block.
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    May depend on what is considered "open field"........at the 2nd level????
     
  2. DaTruthExplodes

    DaTruthExplodes Anti-Homer

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    tackling/hits & blocks above the shoulder and below/around the knee should be outlawed.

    The modern nfl helmet has been weaponized and players are just much bigger and faster now than players of the past.

    The nfl must adopt/evolve the rules in order to keep up with athletic evolution.

    I dont agree with a lot of stuff goddell has done, but this is one rule that needs to be implemented.

    The game will be better for it.
     
  3. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    How will this new rule affect the Texans zone blocking??
     
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    hradhak Site Contributor

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    The NFL has to be careful with any new rules it creates in this regard. I think the low block needs to be looked at carefully, but I don't think it should be changed with regard to a 1 on 1 block where players are facing each other. Blocks from the side need to be looked at though.
     
  5. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I almost agree. I think that you should be allowed to tackle below the knee, but not block.
     
  6. infantrycak

    infantrycak Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    From the kinds of things which have been discussed it should not.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    What about cut blocking at the "second level?"
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    handswarmer All Pro

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    Blocks below the knee= yes
    Tackles below the knee= no

    Go back to the one bar face mask- if guys get their faces broken using their helmets as a weapon, they might just use a form tackle...
     

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