The NFL amended it’s rules on the legality of certain tackles this offseason, and one game it and it’s already ruining football.
The league has now outlawed any action made by an offensive player or a defender where he lowers his head and use his helmet to either tackle or break a tackle.
The first instillment of the rule came in the third quarter of the annual Hall of Fame game, with the second not too long after.
Many fans took to social media to argue that the flagged tackle was not even close to anything outlined by the rule, and they sure do have a case.
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Here’s a look at the full play:
[Highlight] Bears DB Nick Orr flagged for unnecessary roughness pic.twitter.com/7DspmaN9QB
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