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Mike Mayock thinks the NFL has crossed a line with the helmet rule

NOT to beat a dead horse, but while FanPost has a box that reads "New FanPost" and when one clicks on it, it opens up a box for us to print, the box for "Fan Shot" does nothing. Too bad there is not the same as before where it reads "NEW Fan Shot." But I won't dwell on it and I will read other reports elsewhere. I didn't see this here and I firmly believe that this has something to do with LAWYERS. Information is out there that there are many, many players sueing the NFL because they were not told that the NFL is a rough place to work and that they have concussions and were told to go back and play. This was NOT DONE FOR SAFETY. IT WAS DONE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE OWNERS NOT TO BE SUED AS MUCH. They couldn't care less about the players. And the players who collect more money in one f....'ng week than I could collect in my lifetime, well, let's start NOW. Anyone who plays in the 2013 season MUST sign a release that states they know the game is dangerous, that they could get a concussion, etc., and will not sue/or be a party of a lawsuit. And NO ONE WILL DO IT. It's for the money, not the player's safety. Mike Mayock thinks the NFL has crossed a line with the helmet rule Posted by Michael David Smith on March 20, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT Getty ImagesAdd NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to the list of football observers who don’t like the NFL’s new rule banning running backs from lowering their heads into tacklers. Mayock, who played defensive back for the Giants in the 1980s and is now the top analyst on the league-owned cable channel, said shortly after the owners voted 31-1 to pass the new rule that the owners were wrong. "While I applaud the league for most of what’s going on with the safety concerns, and all players and former plays applaud that, I look at this rule and I say, at some point I think we’re crossing a line," Mayock said. "To me, a running back has got to be able to drop his pad level. And when a running back drops his pad level, his head goes with it. That’s just the way you play football. And from a defensive player’s perspective — which I was — I understand and respect that. I think it’s part of the game, and I don’t think you can legislate all contact and all forcible head hits out of this game." Mayock said he believes the NFL’s owners dramatically altered the sport of football today. "I’m not a fan of this rule at all. I think it crosses a line. We all love safety, but at some point, football’s got to be football," Mayock said. "If a running back can’t drop his pad level, I don’t think it’s football anymore."

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