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How Hines Ward Changed Football

Article By on 14th August, 2009

... player that broke his jaw. The hit was brutal enough to call for a new rule being put into play. It was what is now referred to as a “decleater.” Many commentators can still be heard talking about it a year later and quite frankly, I'm sick of it.

The difference in the hit that Hines threw and what the new rule states as a legal block is about two inches. That's it, two inches from being a legal block or one that could result in suspension and/or a fine.

During the Patriots/Eagles game there was a block that took one of the Patriots players off his feet. The block was as legal as they come, yet it drew a flag. The flag was later picked up, but it just goes to show how the game has changed.

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