September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Jackie Battle (44) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Ropati Pitoitua (75) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Crown of Helmet Rule Passed. Tuck Rule Eliminated

The Crown of the Helmet rule has been passed. Runningbacks will not be allowed to lower their head and use the top of the dome piece as a weapon anymore. We won’t see Trent Richardson bowling over peeps like this:

Also, the tuck rule has been eliminated. When quarterbacks lose the football while trying to reload, it will now be a fumble instead of an incompletion, unless Ed Hochuli inadvertently blows the whistle or something.

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