New helmet rule passed unanimously

It didn’t appear on last week’s (supposedly) comprehensive list of proposed rule changes. By Tuesday afternoon, however, it passed with a vote of 32-0: Lowering the head to initiate contact with the helmet is a foul.
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The rule came from Proposal No. 11 of the Competition Committee, which had made only 10 proposals in advance of the annual meetings.

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While the goal surely will be to persuade lower levels of the sport to follow suit, the move represents another tangible difference to the game that, if/when enough total differences emerge, could set the stage for an alternative professional league in which all players know the risks, embrace the hazards, and play the game the way it used to be played.
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Sherman also said that head coach Pete Carroll’s philosophy is more built for college because the constant change of players means that the messages, stories and anecdotes coming from the coach never get as stale as Sherman suggested they became with veteran Seahawks players. On Tuesday, Carroll responded to questions about Sherman’s comments with a shrug.

So what else is new?” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. Sherm has been saying stuff his whole career, so this is nothing different. I’ve been through so much of what he has said, I take it all with a grain of salt. He’s just battling. He’s just trying to figure it out.

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