Tony’s Take: Defenseless players and 15-yard penalties


One of the ongoing stories in the NFL this season is the enforcement of new rules aimed at protecting so-called “defenseless” players. The issue, of course, is that with the speed of the game, sometimes it is hard for officials to tell what is a legal or an illegal hit.

In this week’s installment of Tony’s Take, our Tony Boselli says the rules are actually compromising player safety and not helping it — and gives his opinion on what he thinks the NFL can do to better to protect players.

(Listen to Tony’s Take on the “defenseless player” rules)


Tony and Tom McCarthy will be in Indianapolis tomorrow as the Colts host the Houston Texans. Coverage begins at 12:30 PM Eastern on Westwood One Sports.

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