NFL's Dean Blandino reviews new crown-of-the-helmet rule


In the latest in an occasional series of videos to explain rules, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino examined the crown-of-the-helmet rule Friday.

In the video, Blandino talked about the new rule and how Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather violated it with his hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy last Sunday.

He also said Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was not called for a crown-of-the-helmet hit Thursday night because it was within 3 yards of the line of scrimmage. The new rule only pertains to outside of the the tackle box.

Blandino also discussed kicking game issue and safeties.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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