What most of you don't realize is that the crown of your head is more towards the back of your head then the front of your head. The rule is being made a big deal, but truthfully it is best for all involved. This rule will not change much of the season- it's more to promote player safety and awareness as well as cover their butts.
The player can still put their head down a bit, they just can lead drop their chin to their chest all the way.http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/0ap2000000152145/Crown-of-the-helmet-hit-rule-explained?campaign=Twitter_videos_crown
-Jeff Fisher points to the crown of his head (back top portion) and state that is the only part that is involved in this rule change. The face mask and front top of the head (hairline) is legal.
- They are going to send tape that is legal and a lot of it will be, there will only be a few instances in which it won't be legal.
- In order for this play to even be illegal the player must "line up
" the other player in the open field.
- They will teach the on field officials the proper way. Before the penalty is called, the officials are encouraged to meet in a group to come to a consensus rather than calling it from just one view.
-The Michael Robinson hit on the Bears CB was included, but I didn't see the Lynch play vs. the 49ers on there.
Do you really think 31 out of 32 teams would agree on this rule if it meant players couldn't be aggresive? Of course not. They are trying to make it clear that when you go up against another guy, you shouldn't drop your head so that your face mask is parallel with the ground which could cause serious spinal cord issues.