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

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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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