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Marshall Faulk: 'Old guys' shouldn't make safety rules

Marshall Faulk has been vocal in his fundamental disagreement with a proposed rule that would make it illegal for a runner to lead with the crown of his helmet when outside of the tackle box.

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During a call-in appearance on "NFL Total Access," the Hall of Fame running back and current NFL Network analyst further explained his feelings, which border on disgust.

"I understand they want safety, and I'm all for safety within the game," Faulk said on Monday. "But it can't just be some old guys in the room who carry a football making rules that's really going to affect how the game is being played."

Faulk said the rule would put game officials in a very difficult position, adding that the league can't "keep putting the game in the referees' hands."

"Take the helmets off. Let's be honest, if you think the helmet is a weapon, take it off," Faulk continued. "Because I know that helmet on my head is not being use to head-butt anyone, it's being used to protect myself."

While the proposed change to eliminate the "Tuck Rule" almost universally has been embraced, the NFL's latest attempt at making the game safer will be a subject of heavy debate. Faulk is fired up, and he's not alone.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

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