Packers WR Jones: NFL needs to eliminate helmet-to-helmet rule

CREATED Feb 21, 2013

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GREEN BAY - A Packers wide receiver believes that the NFL should relax rules against defenders smashing into his helmet with their helmet, a currently against-the-rules maneuver.

James Jones told NFL Network that if he could be the NFL's commissioner for a day, "I'm changing helmet-to-helmlet.  I think the helmet-to-helmet rule, where defenders have to hit a certain target, I think they need to eliminate that."

The NFL has been tighetning rules against hits to the helmet, particularly with recent studies and lawsuits involving long-term effects of concussions on NFL players.

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