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NFL Sends Player Safety Video To Teams

22 Oct

The NFL’s new emphasis on helmet to helmet hits rule is totally at phony public relations matter. First of all, the rule was outlined in the rule book then it should’ve been enforced to the fullest extent of the law already. Why is it in the rule book if it isn’t going to be enforced? Secondly, the NFL have indeed fined and suspended a player for a helmet to helmet hit on a defenseless receiver. In fact the last time that comes to mind is back in September 2008, when New York Jets safety Eric Smith was suspended for hitting Anquan Boldin. So what’s the big fuss?

The NFL like every other person in our society is forced to be seen in a positive proactive manner. Thus, quickly acting on a weekend when the hits were as severe and malicious they had to do something. And adding more fire to the pit, the guys at Football Night in America on NBC made a big deal about it on national TV.

This week the NFL offices made a huge PR stunt and reapplied the importance of protecting players. However, many players seem to be unsure about what is legal and illegal. Thus, to clarify the reemphasis on the rule, the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL Ray Anderson made a video and sent it out to all the 32 NFL teams.

The NFL player safety video can be seen here

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