Understated rule change could cost roster spots

This offseason, the NFL approved a new rule change to low blocks that limit their use to a box two yards outside the tackle and five yards on either side of the line of scrimmage from which they can be initiated. Low blocks are illegal by any player everywhere else

Dissecting blindside blocks: when is it legal or illegal?

Analysis by Rich Madrid There has been a great deal of confusion among fans as to what constitutes a blindside block. Part of that confusion stems from the fact that in 2019, the NFL competition committee changed the rules on blindside blocks. Originally, the rule covered only forcible contact to the

Rescheduling decisions call into question competitive inequities

The NFL on Wednesday announced that it would be postponing tomorrow’s Ravens at Steelers game until Sunday due to the Ravens sending at least 10 players to the Covid-19 injured reserve list this week after positive tests started filtering through to the media on Monday morning. NBC will carry the

Flag for Tracy Walker helmet hit should have been picked up

Analysis by Rich Madrid In Monday night’s week six game against the Packers, Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker was flagged for unnecessary roughness after going low to defend a pass from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Geronimo Allison. Allison was injured on the play and did not return to the game