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« : March 15, 2013, 09:38:21 AM »

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) -  The NFL is changing its rules to prevent ball-carriers from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet.

It’s an attempt to make the game safer – but the league’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith, thinks the NFL should have its own head examined.

“If I’m a running back and I’m running into a linebacker, you’re telling me I have to keep my head up so he can take my chin off?’’ Smith said Thursday in an exclusive interview with Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. “You’ve absolutely lost your mind.’’

The NFL’s rules-making competition committee will propose this change to NFL owners at league meetings next week. At least 24 votes from 32 owners are required for passage.

“As a running back, it’s almost impossible (to not lower your head),’’ said the Dallas Cowboys legend. “The first thing you do is get behind your shoulder pads. That means you’re leaning forward and the first part of contact that’s going to take place is your head, regardless.

“I disagree with the rule altogether. It doesn’t make any sense for that position. It sounds like it’s been made up by people who have never played the game of football.’’

It is the league’s view that the crown of the helmet is dangerous for both the defender (who isn’t allowed to use the technique against ball-carriers) and the player with the ball. The competition committee is clearly seeking extra protection for defenders.

“That’s part of the game,’’ Smith said of “the violent part of the game … I don’t know how you’re going to be able to enforce that rule without really jeopardizing the integrity of the game itself. ‘’

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/03/14/emmitt-smith-says-new-safety-rule-means-nfl-has-lost-its-mind/

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« #1 : March 15, 2013, 09:40:46 AM »

Let's get the Emmitt Smith quotes going..........


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« #2 : March 15, 2013, 09:45:11 AM »

I dont believe Emmit really said those things. Sounds too much like English.

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« #3 : March 15, 2013, 09:48:54 AM »

     This just in, Rules Committee; The NFL is NOT a video game  :o. That rule would basically eliminate the power run from NFL football; they can't be serious... Gotta afree with Emmitt on this one!

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« #4 : March 15, 2013, 09:50:04 AM »

Thank you Walter Football for these:

The Simple Emmitts

The following Emmitt quotes are comprised of one or two small grammatical errors. Emmitt made so many of these, I considered it a miracle every time he went 10 words without a blunder.


"Wade [Phillips] inherit this success." (Commentary: That may be true, but it also looks like someone will be inheriting Emmitt's seat on Sunday NFL Countdown sometime soon.)


"My game-breaker go to Brett Favre." (Commentary: And my dictionary go to Emmitt. Please, Emmitt, start reading.)


"And when defense felt my will, it was a total different game then." (Commentary: Scoring touchdowns? Easy. Using adverbs? Impossible.)


"The Packers don't has a running game." (Commentary: And if this keeps up, ESPN will not has good ratings.)


"This team have not played confident football in three weeks." (Commentary: I love it how Emmitt refuses to use contractions. Emmitt doesn't cut corners!)


"He gets the ball over to their third read than most quarterback can." (Commentary: I think Emmitt forgot a word here, but at least he didn't say "He get the ball over...")


"Mike Martz have this offense rollin'" (Commentary: And Emmitt have this grammar thing rollin'... NOT.)


"The Pittsburgh Steelers are not as good as everyone think they are." (Commentary: What is Emmitt talking about? I thinks the Steelers is good!")


"He deserve to be coach of the year." (Commentary: I wasn't sure who should be coach of the year, but Emmitt really swayed me with that argument.")


"He's gonna be the guy Tom Brady look for on third downs." (Commentary: And I don't think Emmitt's gonna be the guy Webster look for when he updates his dictionary.)


"It takes a coach who know how to communicate." (Commentary: And it takes an analyst who "know" how to communicate too - unless you're working for ESPN.)


"He turn around and go deep on Dre' Bly" (Commentary: Career touchdowns, 175. Career rushing yards, 18,355. Career verbs conjugated, 0.)


"Brett Favre went into Dallas nine times and have a big goose egg." (Commentary: And I bet Emmitt had tons of big goose eggs on his grammar tests when he was in high school.)


"I love those style of play that the Tennessee Titans bring to the game." (Commentary: What a coincidence! I love those grammatical error that Emmitt bring to the Sunday NFL Countdown!)


"Let's see if he step up big today and play great for the Chargers." (Commentary: I tried to look up if the word "he" can be used as plural. Instead of giving me an answer, Dictionary.com called me an idiot and crashed my computer.)


"All your base are belong to us." (Commentary: OK, maybe Emmitt didn't really say that, but I guarantee he was hired to translate for CATS. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, Check this out. Someone really needs to make a mix video of CATS and Emmitt talking to each other.)


"That offense does... do look good." (Commentary: He was actually about to say "That offense does look good," but changed what he said mid-sentence to "That offense do look good." I'm speechless. How can someone be so poor at grammar? Did CATS really say, "All of your bases belong... All your base are belong to us?")


"He just need a runnin game to help him." (Commentary: And Emmitt need Hooked on Phonics to help him.)


"Giants has too many guys in the secondary banged up." (Commentary: Ahhh, the tricky has-have dilemma. When do you use "has?" When do you use "have?" This has puzzled writers for years.)


"All those things messes with the mentality of your ball club." (Commentary: And all of these Emmitt quotes messes with the mentality of my brain.)


"I'm concerned about a guy who fall down before get hits." (Commentary: And I'm concerned about a guy who speak before he conjugate his verb and puts the "s" in the wrong place, but you don't see me making a big fuss over it.)





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« #5 : March 15, 2013, 09:58:17 AM »

It's a little dated and too long to post but this is Emmitt's 2009 Mock Draft....I was wiping tears away from laughing so hard. Here is Bucs pick and link.

http://walterfootball.com/draft2009emmitt.php   

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Max Anger, C, Oregon 
I have three arc nemesises in the world. John Madden, the Washington Redskin, ESPN for firing me and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneer, who did not listen to me when I suggest they draft my son, Emmitt Smith IV the Fifth. Who possibly runnin' the organization down there in the state of Tampa Bay?

I do not has the words to explain how anger I am right now. I just do not has the word, so I will give Max Anger to the Tampa Bay Buccaneer to revenge the crime they put on me and my family. Now, you have seen the way I unleash the flurry on my arc nemesises, and maybe you'll think twice before you cross the paths against Emmitt Sh... uhh... Sm... Sh... Sar... I forget.


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« #6 : March 15, 2013, 09:59:17 AM »

Goodell hits another one out of the park. The guy knows his stuff.

The problem many posters have with this is they think it means you can run someone over, not true. What it means is you can no longer initiate contact by lower your head and leading with your head. You can still lower your shoulder pads and bull into somone, you cannot put your head down and spear the defender in the chest.


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« #7 : March 15, 2013, 10:01:25 AM »

It's a little dated and too long to post but this is Emmitt's 2009 Mock Draft....I was wiping tears away from laughing so hard. Here is Bucs pick and link.

http://walterfootball.com/draft2009emmitt.php   

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Max Anger, C, Oregon 
I have three arc nemesises in the world. John Madden, the Washington Redskin, ESPN for firing me and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneer, who did not listen to me when I suggest they draft my son, Emmitt Smith IV the Fifth. Who possibly runnin' the organization down there in the state of Tampa Bay?

I do not has the words to explain how anger I am right now. I just do not has the word, so I will give Max Anger to the Tampa Bay Buccaneer to revenge the crime they put on me and my family. Now, you have seen the way I unleash the flurry on my arc nemesises, and maybe you'll think twice before you cross the paths against Emmitt Sh... uhh... Sm... Sh... Sar... I forget.

A) that's hilarious, B) no way in hell a human being spoke those words


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« #8 : March 15, 2013, 10:10:56 AM »


Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?

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« #9 : March 15, 2013, 10:16:34 AM »

That was the first time I ever saw those qoutes.. Lol wow.. I didn't know Emmitt was so articulate.

Makes me believe now that Emmitt Smith is Mah sources.

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« #10 : March 15, 2013, 10:40:01 AM »

It's a little dated and too long to post but this is Emmitt's 2009 Mock Draft....I was wiping tears away from laughing so hard. Here is Bucs pick and link.

http://walterfootball.com/draft2009emmitt.php   

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Max Anger, C, Oregon 
I have three arc nemesises in the world. John Madden, the Washington Redskin, ESPN for firing me and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneer, who did not listen to me when I suggest they draft my son, Emmitt Smith IV the Fifth. Who possibly runnin' the organization down there in the state of Tampa Bay?

I do not has the words to explain how anger I am right now. I just do not has the word, so I will give Max Anger to the Tampa Bay Buccaneer to revenge the crime they put on me and my family. Now, you have seen the way I unleash the flurry on my arc nemesises, and maybe you'll think twice before you cross the paths against Emmitt Sh... uhh... Sm... Sh... Sar... I forget.

I should clarify, this was not actual quotes but made for humor.   

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« #11 : March 15, 2013, 11:14:18 AM »

I can see my self yelling at the TV this football season when a Ref calls a penalty that wasn't there cause a RB lowers his shoulder into a Defender.

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« #12 : March 15, 2013, 11:27:45 AM »

Goodell hits another one out of the park. The guy knows his stuff.

The problem many posters have with this is they think it means you can run someone over, not true. What it means is you can no longer initiate contact by lower your head and leading with your head. You can still lower your shoulder pads and bull into somone, you cannot put your head down and spear the defender in the chest.
   I confess I've not studied the exact language of this proposed rule. It will, IMO, be very difficult for officials to call it fairly. Power runners like Alstott, Csonka, Mark VanEegen, guys who basically didn't dance around, ran with their head down just about all the time. Smaller guys, like our own Doug Martin, run very low to the ground by leaning forward to make a smaller target for defenders. If a runner clearly LAUNCHES himself into a defender by using his head INSTEAD of his pads, I'm OK with that being called "spearing". Works the same for a defender. Fair 'nough.
     Thing is, I've seem this called inappropriately on defenders in the past. When officials are instructed to look for some violation, they have a tendancy to sometimes think they saw it, even anticipate it occuring, when in fact it didn't materialize. 

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« #13 : March 15, 2013, 11:40:47 AM »

I am thinking along the same lines NDY. I see this as quickly becoming the most debated of the subjective rules. Runners put their heads down every time they are being hit from the front. This could have the largest impact, on the game as we know it, that we've yet seen.

And with the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Teddy Bridgewater, Quarterback, Louisville.

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« #14 : March 15, 2013, 12:36:02 PM »

If this rule passes, it really might be the straw that breaks the camels back. I for one don't think I could continue watching the NFL.

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