Following a backlash from coaches and the players’ union, the NFL has cracked down on the leaping play at the league owners meetings this week. The act of leaping the line of scrimmage on field goals and extra points is now banned, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The leaping play became a major talking point last season, when Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner jumped the line to block a field goal attempt from Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro. His fellow teammate, safety Kam Chancellor, has also been well-known for his leaping abilities.
After that game ended in a 6-6 tie, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians came down Cheap Kids NBA Jerseys hard against the leap, calling it bullshit and bad for football. Arians’ main concern is safety for the center, who must keep his head down before snapping the ball and likely won’t see a defender leaping over him.
Because what you’re going to have to do now is start having centers raise their face up and get kicked in the face and things that are just dangerous to the players, Arians said. I think it’s a dangerous play as it is and should be taken out of the game.
For the first time in what seems like months, the Packers made it through a week without Cheap Lakers Jerseys any major injuries. Though Scott Tolzien has played decently over the past two games, his three picks in Sunday’s loss to the Giants proved that the Packers have little chance of climbing back into the playoff race until Aaron Rodgers returns from his fractured collarbone. Rodgers said last week he hopes to be on the field against the Vikings in Week 12, but we’ll have to wait until later in the week to learn his status.