Jeremy Fowler details what a helmet rule change could look like around the league and when to expect this rule to take effect. The NFL is considering changes to its one-helmet rule prohibiting teams from donning alternate designs above the chin strap. Bruce Arians mentioned the idea this week. When asked about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ' famous Creamsicle uniforms on "The Dan Patrick Show," the coach said the league could tweak the rule and allow such jersey comebacks. Allowing multiple helmet designs gives teams a chance to tap into nostalgia, including the New England Patriots with the Pat Patriot look, the Tennessee Titans ' Oilers throwback, the Philadelphia Eagles ' yellow jerseys and variations of the Denver Bronco display.
The NFL implemented a new helmet rule in late March , and league officiating crews are making the rounds visiting team training camps to educate coaches and players on the changes. But there has been confusion among some players in the past week, leading to the league to release a fact sheet Wednesday morning related to the rule. Under the new directive, which has player safety in mind, it is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with the helmet on an opponent. The contact is not limited to an opponent's head or neck area, and the lowering of the head and initiating contact to a player's torso, hips and lower body is considered an infraction.
Subscriber Account active since. The rule, introduced in the offseason, states that players can't lower their helmet to initiate contact or lead with their helmet against an opponent. Penalties can range from a yard penalty to a fine or ejection.
The NFL is reportedly expected to loosen up its rules about which players can what which numbers. This comes after the Kansas City Chiefs proposed a rule that would allow players to wear a wider range of jersey numbers , including single digit options. Under the proposed rule, running backs, tight ends, wide receivers, linebackers and defensive backs would all be allowed to wear numbers As things stand, NFL teams have man rosters during the offseason. They also had man rosters with man practice squads in