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How the “Brady Rule” Will Kill Football

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

A new rule is about to take professional football back to its glory days—of the 1940s.

The so-called "Brady Rule" prohibits defensive players who are on the ground from "lunging" at a quarterback's legs. 

The rule was created to prevent the kind of injury that sidelined Patriot QB Tom Brady for the entire 2008 season.  A similar hit knocked the Bengals' Carson Palmer out of a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006.

While the intent of the rule is to protect quarterbacks—the league's most visible and precious commodity—its implementation could lead to changes that will take the National Football League back to the "three yards and a cloud of dust" game that prevail...

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