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NFL competition committee should have a busy off-season

...into the mass of bodies for the first down.Start enforcing forward progress is over when the ball carrier is stopped and not when the ball carrier and three of his teammates are done pushing him. This would create closer fourth-down plays...
Best of the season's 39 bowl games

...Washington. The all-purpose All-American will be all over the Cactus Bowl.Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona. Makes ball carriers scream ruh-roh!TOP INDIVIDUAL MATCHUPSEast Carolina WR Justin Hardy vs. Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III. Hardy...
NZ's All Blacks defeat USA 74-6

...bruising defense, and then green with envy as they went on the offensive, spreading the field and sending a parade of ball carriers through the gaps and over the try line Saturday on the way to 74-6 win."I don't see it being decades," USA...
Seattle counting on Kevin Williams for depth

...over the ball who regularly took up two blockers and cleared space for the rest of the Seahawks defense to run down ball carriers.There's no one reason why Seattle has had one of the best run defenses in the league the past two seasons. But...
Spotlight to shine on birthplace of night football

...powered by a dynamo. It was so hard to see that confused players tackled their own teammates and even the referee. Ball-carriers had trouble avoiding the makeshift lamppost in the middle of the field.The game, such as it was, ended in a scoreless...
Player safety rules passed by NFL owners

...Team owners on Wednesday barred ball carriers from using the crown of their...of the crown of the helmet by ball carriers, and there was talk the legal and illegal moves by ball carriers, the owners voted yes - and then...
NY school team calls it quits after football death

...they complained that poor officiating, with no penalty calls on late hits, made it only a matter of time before ball carriers like Damon got hurt."That whole game was plagued with late hits and people using their helmets to spear other people...
Falcons drop crucial home game to Kings points heading into halftime. That Kings score came on a first quarter drive that saw TMHS stop the opposing ball carrier on initial contact but Kayhi junior Connor Hicks broke free on a second effort and ran for 80-yards and a touchdown...
JDHS ready to air it out

...lead defensive coordinator Eddie Brakes' defense and will direct a crew eager to make life miserable for opposing ball carriers. "I think we've got a really strong defense this year," said Monagle, who will also log time on the defensive...
What puts the 'super' in Super Bowl

...on him" (which means tackling headfirst rather than the more traditional style of wrapping one's arms around the ball carrier's legs and dragging him down). For those of us watching on TV, the collisions seem almost like cartoon hits. How...


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