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Old 08-19-2019, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
Even if we grant that the new helmets hinder visibility and make it harder to catch the ball, isn't that a handicap that's being applied uniformly to all receivers? It's not like changing the helmet rules creates an uneven playing field.
Yes. Itís analogous to a cornerback complaining that DPI rules are too stringent and he canít provide coverage like he used to, so he refuses to play until they make an exception for him. Except this is worse, because the impetus for this rule is to protect Brown and other players. (Well, cynically you can say itís to protect the NFL from lawsuits and improve their public image but potato, poh-tah-toe.)