The Atlanta Falcons stand to benefit from last second tweaking of new helmet rule

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The Atlanta Falcons stand to benefit from last second tweaking of new helmet rule
The Atlanta Falcons stand to benefit from last second tweaking of new helmet rule

Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal is known for his hard hitting ways. The kid can hit; that's a fact. But that said, he's been the recipient of extensive pushback over his two years as a professional football player. Put simply, his critics claim he's a reckless player. When the NFL decided to change its helmet rule this offseason, Neal immediately came to mind. Would the rule effectively limit his effectiveness as a player? Could he adapt? The short version of the new rule is this: a player may be penalized for unnecessary roughness when their helmet or facemask butts, spears, or rams an opponent. My fear is that it amounts to a zero tolerance rule. While the old rule required unnecessary

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