The nfl has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmet is subject to ejection after an in-game video review that will be decided in new york. Helmet hits, kickoffs getting more scrutiny from mark murphy and the nfl the nfl competition committee voted unanimously to make illegal lowering the helmet for the sake of initiating contact with an opponent. The announcement would be effective immediately and include even first-time offenders of helmet-to-helmet hits there's strong testimonial for looking readily at evaluating discipline. In march 2018, nfl owners voted to approve article 8 of the rulebook, better known as the helmet contact rule, an effort aimed at taking head-first collisions out of the game.
The hit occurred as jones was in the end zone trying to recover the ball following a muffed punt jones' helmet came off, and then he was hit by uchenna nwosu. And if u think u cant get badly injured from it in hs football, ur also wrong 3 years ago i took a hit to the head, wasnt even helmet to helmet, and it still hurts to move my neck because of that. Colts safety shamarko thomas became the nfl's first player to be ejected for violating the new helmet rule #colts safety shamarko thomas was the 1st player ejected from a game under new nfl rules.
The nfl has outlawed tackles that lead with the helmet, and now teams like the chiefs will have to adjust the rule is intended to cut down on concussions which were at a five-year high last year. Bengals' shawn williams ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit on andrew luck shawn williams' season opener was cut short in the first quarter sunday when he was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on. However, because open-field plays are easier than in-line plays for officials to see and judge, one can expect more helmet-rule penalties to be called as a result of open-field hits that leads to. During sunday's game between the oakland raiders and seattle seahawks in london, amari cooper was blasted on a helmet-to-helmet hit and had to exit the game.
Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche. Crown of helmet for safety reasons, the committee believes that crown-of-the-helmet hits by defenders that were previously legal because the defender did not line up the runner should be illegal regardless of whether the defender lines up the runner prior to making contact. Some of the hits the reigning nfl mvp took — including at least four apparent helmet-to-helmet shots — were over the line, even though referee gene steratore and his crew threw only one flag. Helmet-to-helmet hits in nfl haven't diminished, but the penalty flags have most popular keep in mind amid the preseason when nfl diversion authorities tossed punishment banners for any hit to a player's head.
Al michaels, cris collinsworth and tony dungy react to new helmet rule in 2018 hall of fame game - duration: 4:05 tucci 17,895 views. The high-speed action of the nfl game inevitably leads to dangerous helmet-to-helmet hits — intentional or not and while the nfl is trying to curtail those hits from the game (even introducing. I do not approve of the ejection from helmet-to-helmet hits, biegel said a lot of times when you are playing football, your head unintentionally makes contact with another player. Why the change was made: the nfl is trying to avoid concussions at all costs, so this rule will make it illegal for players to use their helmets as weapons using the helmet on hits against.
Cooper exited the game after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from seahawks free safety bradley mcdougald in the second quarter the injury comes on the same day fox sports' jay glazer reported the. The decision to eject players for helmet-to-helmet hits shows the ncaa is getting serious about player safety. Chicago bears linebacker danny trevathan insists his helmet-to-helmet hit on green bay packers' davante adams in the third quarter of the teams' thursday night football game was not a dirty play.
With seattle seahawks wide receiver david moore lunging for a deep pass, thomas delivered a big blow leading with his helmet on the defenseless receiver shamarko thomas just got ejected from the game for his helmet-to-helmet hit. The new helmet contact rule was meant to be another step in minimizing the most devastating blows to the head in nfl games but six weeks into the regular season, defenders are still putting their. It also stands out relative to college football, where much more aggressive steps have been taken in terms of penalizing and ejecting defensive players for helmet-to-helmet hits.