NFL Passes Rule Changes Despite Lockout
The NFL has approved rule amendments designed to improve player safety. Owners unanimously voted to adopt rules to protect players from specifically violent tackles from player who leave their feet to hit a defenseless opponent, and tacklers who lead with their helmets.
These are very good steps to take for the NFL, which has been slow to move in the past in the face of growing concerns about the health of current and former players.
They still need to resolve the small issue of the 2011 season – you may have heard – still in major jeopardy due to the owners lockout.