LetÆs think way back to Week 1 of the 2008 NFL Season. Kansas City Chiefs safety Benard Pollard lunged at ôCaptain Americaö, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and knocked the NFLÆs biggest prize out for the season with a knee injury. As we all know, the hit didnÆt end the Patriots season as everyone seemed to predict. The Patriots picked themselves up and posted an 11-5 season without Tom Terrific.á However NFL owners in their infinite wisdom decided at the NFL OwnerÆs Meetings last spring that more needed to be done to protect the NFLÆs greatest commodities, ôGolden Boyö quarterbacks.á Thus ôThe Brady Ruleö was born, where defenders who are knocked to the ground can no longer lunge into quarterbacks if the play is still going on. Of course the owners didnÆt bother to ask defen ...
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