Mike Pereira: Calling the new helmet rule inside the tackle box will be almost impossible

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Jarrod Dyson Womens Jersey Pereira is skeptical about the league’s new rule against lowering the helmet to initiate contact.
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Pereira said this morning on PFT http://www.nfltitansofficialshop.com/YOUTH+JACK+CONKLIN+JERSEY Live that http://www.authenticarizonadiamondbacksshop.com/Jarrod-Dyson-Jersey although NFL Network canceled his appearance this week, he visited the league office and spoke with the current head of officiating, Al Riveron, and told Riveron that the officials are given an impossible task if they’re supposed to determine which of two linemen who collide head-first at the line of scrimmage initiated the contact.

I still get a sense that we’re overhyping this change. We’re just not going to see the number of penalties that people are talking about, Pereira said. I think you’re going to see more fines than flags.

Pereira believes the officials will call the new penalty a lot in the preseason, but that once the games count for real, they’ll leave their flags in their pockets except on the most flagrant of hits. Which means this rule change might not be quite as big a deal as people think it is.

Specifically, they aren’t going to play much if they can’t help protect their quarterbacks from pressure by opposing pass rushers. That’s been a problem across the board in Seattle in recent seasons, but coach Pete Carroll said that first-round pick Rashaad Penny has done a good job of picking Jack Conklin Jersey it up in his first offseason as a professional.

He has picked up a ton of stuff, Carroll said last week, via the team. [Running backs coach Chad Morton] was just talking about the pass protection stuff that he looks so comfortable with after the time he has been here. That was something that was new for him and a demanding part of the game. We don’t have any hesitation that he’s going to be fine in that area.

Carroll has also talked up Chris Carson’s return from injury this offseason and the Seahawks are going to play multiple backs regardless of how well Penny does a pass blocker. They didn’t take him in the first round to be a non-factor, however, and keeping Russell Wilson upright while also making plays when the ball comes his way is a sure path to serious playing time.

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