New NFL Running Back Rule Will Completely Change Football! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

“I disagree with the Rule Change altogether. It doesn’t make any sense. It sounds like it’s been made up by people who never played Football.’’
All-Time Leading Rusher in the NFL – Emmitt Smith

February 3, 2013

Before we start, let me bring you up-to-date on what I said in another story over the 2013 Super Bowl 47 Super Sunday Weekend.

In his First Term, President Barack Obama had already started talking about the Barbaric Game of Football and that there needed to be something done about it. A lot of Football Fans and Football Players missed this Direct Assault on the Game of Football, but since I have been in Football for my entire life and I know Liberals and the way they think, I got very concerned.

Then as Obama was Re-Elected in November, some other interesting things started to happen that went un-noticed. One very talented Running Back in the Southeast had just given an SEC Football Team a Verbal Commitment to attend their School, but after the Election, some College Students at that SEC School stood-up and protested the Re-Election of Barack Obama.

This High School Football Player then got mad at those College Students, and said that he did not want to go to a College that did not Support President Obama.

“This kid is Upset that the College Students are protesting Obama, but he does not know that the same Obama is going to try to do away with Football and if he is on College Football Scholarship, there will be no College Football Scholarship.”

The real reason that we are having this Super Bowl Weekend Update, is because this may be the Last Football Super Bowl as we know it. President Barack Obama has already been talking about the safety of the NFL Football Players and says that he is going to try to make some Liberal Changes To The Game for the protection of the players and the NFL is getting ready to listen and make some of those changes.

President Obama was quoted last week that if he had a son, Trevon, he probably would not let him play Football, because it is just too dangerous. So Stay Tuned, because after the NFL  College Football Draft for the College Football Players, I am going to do a complete NFL, College and High School Update on what Obama and his Liberal Administration Policies are going to try to propose to us in regards to changing the Game of Football for everyone and for their “supposedly” safety reasons.

We certainly know from past history and current history that these Liberal Policies always look good, but they simply never and don’t work. This posible Rule Change for Running Backs in the NFL simply will not work.

Once Obama and his Liberal Thugs get involved, there will be some drastic changes, so you had better enjoy this Super Bowl XLVII, because there either may never be another one or there will be so many major and drastic changes to the game, you might not even think that it’s Football. Or even worse! They may start the process to Ban The Game of Football.

I have been in this wonderful Game of Football for my entire life and I don’t like what I am hearing about the Kickoff Rules Change that I hear is apparently going to take place! Right now, we have enough problems with a Communist PresidentFastAndFuriousGate, BenghaziGate, and our Second Amendment Gun Control Rights under attack by President Obama and his Liberal Government!

March 17, 2013 NFL Football Update!

This absurd NFL Rule Change for Running Backs is so ridiculous, it may be “The Beginning of the End” for not only the NFL, but Football as we know it and the sad thing is that most of the NFL Executives are not even aware how drastic it is and what it will do to our wonderful game of Football.

One of the most difficult things as an “Outsider” is to understand that many of the NFL Players and Executives are in the same crowd category as the Hollywood Liberal Elite and many of them support Big Government and Big Government Control. So if the Obama White House suggests that they make NFL Rule Changes for safety reasons, then they are going to make those changes.

Another disturbing aspect of a possible NFL Rules Change is that if the NFL makes a Rules Change, then College and High School will have to Follow in LockStep. Football in categories below High School will most likely be dropped or will be forced to go to Flag Football.

The NFL Owners vote next Wednesday at their annual League Meeting in Phoenix on whether to approve this Running Back Rule Change and five other proposed new rules, but they announced them Thursday on a conference call with NFL Writers. The NFL Rules Competition Committee will propose these changes to the NFL Owners at the League Meeting next week and it will take 24 votes of 32 League Owners for each rule to pass.

Concussions have been a major issue plaguing the NFL in recent years, and every time that we heard about a Law Suit involving a Concussion, we always knew something like this was going to happen. The most controversial and absurd Rule Change of the six proposed Rule Changes is to decrease Concussions and that is the Running Back contact rule which reads:

“It is a penalty for a Running Back or Defensive Player to initiate forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside of the tackle box or in open-space. Incidental contact by the helmet of a Running Back or Defensive Tackler against an opponent shall not be a penalty.”

It would be the first Rule Change in American Football history limiting a Running Back to have contact with a Defensive Tackler, outside of punching the Tackler; or grabbing the facemask while stiff-arming.

“As a Running Back, it’s almost impossible to not lower your head,’’ said the Dallas Cowboys All-Time Leading Rusher and Dallas Cowboys legend,” Emmitt Smith. “The first thing that you do is to get behind your shoulder pads. That means you’re leaning forward and the first part of contact that’s going to take place is your head, regardless,” Smith told a Dallas Radio Station on Thursday.

“I disagree with the Rule Change altogether,” said Smith. “It doesn’t make any sense for that position. It sounds like it’s been made up by people who have never played the Game of Football.’’

On the NFL Rules Committee and a proponent of the Rule Change is Rich McKay, President and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons and Chairman of the NFL Competition Committee had a few words defending the Running Back Rule:

“This is a pure and simple player-safety rule proposal, first and foremost,” McKay said. “We really think the time has come that we need to address the situation in space when a Running Back or a tackler has a choice as to how they are going to approach the opponent. We are going to say that you can’t make that choice ducking your head and delivering a blow, a forcible blow, with the top crown of your helmet. We are trying to protect the Running Back or the Defensive Tackler from himself in that instance.”

St. Louis Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher was also on the conference call, and he explained: “The Running Back would still be permitted to lower his shoulder and head, to protect the football; but not the head just before contact with a Defensive Tackler, outside the box or in space, one-on-one, head up,” Fisher said.

“It would be almost impossible for Running Backs to obey such a rule,” said Smith, “That’s the violent part of the game! I don’t know how you’re going to be able to enforce that rule without really jeopardizing the integrity of the game itself.”

One Friday afternoon in 2003, I decided to drive to Slidell to see St Paul play Slidell in a Key District 5-5A High School Football game and I’m glad that I did, because a young Running Back by the name of Matt Forte had been running wild all season for Slidell and I wanted to see him play. Forte did not disappoint me as he ran for over 100-yards, but I think St Paul still won the game. This same Matt Forte later signed with Tulane and was a four-year letterman for the Green Wave before he was Drafted in the Second Round by the Chicago Bears in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Current Chicago Bears Running Back Matt Forte
Also Does Not Like the Possible New NFL Rule Change!

Current Chicago Bears Running Back Matt Forte also does not like the New Proposed RuleForte sent out three straight Tweets with his thoughts. The Tweets were as follows: (1) The proposed rule change for Running Backs might be the most absurd suggestion of a rule change I’ve ever heard of. (2) In order to lower your shoulder you obviously have to lower your head. It’s a way of protecting your self from a Defensive Tackler and a way to break tackles. (3) You can’t change the instinctive nature of running the Football.

While it’s no surprise that Forte would express his displeasure with a rule aimed at Running Backs, just as Linebackers and Defensive Backs weren’t happy with all the changes that impacted how they play, Forte makes a solid point. This action that the NFL is trying to make a penalty, is to take away his Natural Instinct and make illegal for a Running Back to do what comes Natural to him and that is to duck his head to get extra yardage or a First Down.

When a Running Back gets out in the open field, it’s very common to see him lower his shoulder and head in an attempt to plow through a defender. A powerful Running Back like Forte, who spends a lot of time in the open field, after breaking past the line of scrimmage, does it many times in a game. Just like Emmitt Smith did when he was running wild for the Cowboys.

Many years ago, in a Galaxy far, far away, I was also a Running Back on a Texas State Championship Team and I don’t like the NFL Running Back Rule Change one single bit. I was not as big as the Running Backs of today, but if I could get that extra yard or First Down, by lowering my head, I would do it. So yes! I’m with Emmitt Smith and Matt Forte and other Running Backs that don’t like the rule.

In the last few years, I have become very fond of the NFL Scouting Combine and in particular a young Fox Sports Talent Scout and Analysist Charles Davis. We have been Linkedin Friends for awhile and I respect him and his thoughts and so I decided to contact him and get his feelings on this NFL Running Back Rule.

Fox Sports Talent Scout and Analysis Charles Davis

In fact, I recommended Charles Davis on Linkedin: I will always remember Charles Davis as a great Defensive Back for the Tennessee Volunteers and he helped lead the Vols to four straight Bowl Games, but in the last few years, I have been extremely impressed with him in Talent Evaluations on Fox Sports in conjunction with the NFL Scouting Combine.

Davis is an extremely talented NFL Talent Scout and he is also a very talented Scout in communicating this information to a highly interested public that is watching the NFL Scouting Combine for information on their favorite players.


“I always applaud football people reviewing, and potentially changing rules that improve the safety of the game. As a former college Defensive Back, of course I’m part of the “Chorus” that shouts, “All the rules help the offense, but what about us on defense?”

This proposed rule will be EXTREMELY difficult to officiate, likely even more so than the officials having to determine legal hits by Defenders on WR’s, RB’s and the “defenseless” player; because this is another ingrained move made by a Running Back that is approached by a Defensive Tackler, and feels that there is no room to juke, cut, spin around the defender. Head AND shoulder drops, and the Running Back tries to if not initiate the contact, WIN the collision; all Running Backs are exhorted to “finish the run” which means the Runing Back should fall forward over the top of the defender.

“In principle, I understand what the committee is saying, because they have been saying it to Defenders for the last few years, and that’s “shoulders first, below the neck line, into the body of the opponent and leave the HEAD out of the contact!” Thus, why not the Running Backs? Makes sense, but it will be very difficult to officiate without numerous bad calls as we have seen levied against the Defenders.”

“So, does that mean the replay official will ultimately rule on these hits, too? And, slow the game down further? If they have the responsibility, will they exercise it and actually reverse a call made on the field that is blatantly wrong? Finally, if this rule is going to be put into play, why is it stopping at the Running Backs? Wide Receivers are bigger, and stronger than ever and they also like to break tackles, too, and use the same philosophy as Running Backs in many cases.”

“I’m ALWAYS for safety, but I’m looking forward to further explanations on this proposal. I hope this all makes sense,” said Davis.

Emmitt, Matt, Charles, and I hope that all of this will make sense, and that the NFL do not start making these absurd Rule Changes, but I am afraid that if the Liberal Government and Politics gets into the Game of Football and start changing the rules, it will never stop until Football is only a Thing Of The Past.

March 20, 2013 Update

So, if none of the Running Backs, Past or Present, don’t like the New Running Back Rule, then why did the NFL Owners vote 31-1 for the New Running Back Rule Change? And the Answer is that Liberal Politics has gotten in the way for the NFL Team Owners.

It’s very simple. The New Running Back Rule is not for the Protection of NFL Player Concussion Injuries. The New Running Back Rule is for the Protection of NFL Team Owner Injuries Through Law Suits.

And don’t forget about the other NFL Rule Change that the Liberal Democrats have been trying to make in the NFL for a long time and this NFL Rule Change has to do with The Nickname of The Washington Redskins.

Actually, for the NFL, it has been an ongoing thing for them to embrace Political Correctness to make certain points. The Washington Redskins have been constantly pressured by the Liberal Democrats who feel that the use of the name “Redskins” is derogatory, offensive, insensitive, racist, and any other label you want to throw at them.

Now, that the Liberal Democrats are stepping up their attack to change their name and with the recent NFL Running Back Rule Change, you can bet that the NFL Redskins Name Change is on the Horizon as well.

Where will it End or Will it End? With the Liberal Democrats taking over, the answer is Never.


About maxemfingerrecruiting

My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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