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Jerome Bettis says NFL’s new helmet rule “makes no sense”

Add Jerome Bettis to the list of current or former NFL running backs who don’t like the new rule against runners delivering forcible blows with the top of the helmet. “It really makes no sense,” Bettis said today on Mike and Mike in the Morning. “The running back now is going to have some indecision…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL Competition Committee passes “Tuck” and Helmet rules

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Hines Ward: “If you want to prevent concussions, take the helmet off”

In the NFL’s ongoing effort to reduce concussions, former Steelers receiver Hines Ward thinks helmets are doing more harm than good. Ward said on the Dan Patrick Show that helmets are used more to allow players to deliver big hits than to protect players on the receiving end of big hits, and therefore players would…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

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Will James Laurinaitis Get Fined For His Helmet To Helmet Hit On Defenseless Hines Ward?

I am sure we will get to see the bias against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week and the double standard that the NFL has as it relates to helmet-to-helmet hits on defenseless receivers. In case you missed it, St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis hit Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward helmet-to-helmet while he was in a defenseless position after catching a short pass prom quarterback Charlie Batch across the middle with 4:49 left in the game.

Ward was going down and had just turned his head around before Laurinaitis clearly led with his helmet and the hit clearly snapped the neck Read more […]

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