The fallout from the new helmet rule in the NFL in which running backs are no longer allowed to use the crown of their helmet to deliver blows continues. The latest to weigh in? Speedster David Wilson of the New York Giants.
Per New York Daily News: “It’s stupid,” Wilson said.
“Runners, when you run, you’re automatically tilted. Even a track runner, when they cross the finish line, the first thing there is their head. . . . It’s a stupid rule. You just gotta wait and see how the refs call it and whatever. But that’s gonna be a lot of flags.”
Former Giants running back coach Charles Way also let Wilson know that one of his runs as a rookie was used as an example of what not to do.
“I’m one of the examples of ‘Don’t do this,’” Wilson said. “Charles was like, ‘Congratulations, you’re on the technique tape.’”
The thing I am looking forward to the most, is to see how exactly refs will call the new rule once the season commences. Will there be an extreme amount of penalties called in the first few weeks? Could this call change the outcome of close games?
Whatever the outcome, I’ll still be tuned in on Sunday afternoons, just as I’m sure you will be.