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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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Damn Trent blew that dude up, what’s he going to do now? I’m not a big fan of getting rid of this rule, dudes like Trent are going to loose alittle bit of their power game. The tuck rule is ok though.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Just watched the Brady video, haven’t seen that since the day of the game. Man that happens to me on Madden all the time, Just when your about to sack the crap out of the QB he tosses the ball straight down about 2 ft and it’s incomplete….I hate that.

  • Fanofchargers

    Bring back the old football when nfl stars were REAL men and not the little girls of today’s nfl. Afraid to get hurt. Tell me again why they get paid all that money for?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Not to play devil’s advocate… but, Jim Brown is one of the most hard-nosed, and famous running backs of all time. I watched an interview with him on Monday, and they asked him what he thought about this rule. He basically said that you should always lead with your shoulder, not your head, and that Richardson is “gonna get unecessarily hurt doing that”… lol. However, he did say that he didn’t think the rule was going to make much impact, as this situation doesn’t come up enough to really warrant a rule change.

  • Cgoodness13

    Well power backs are useless now :/ their goes my playbook out the window lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      jackie battle will no longer have a job. hahahha…. not like lowering his head helped anything