Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 May 2005

Committee Bans 'Horse-Collar' Tackle

In theory this might be a good idea, but then again, so was instant replay. Whatever the case, last season safety Roy Williams was responsible for four of the six serious injuries caused by the 'horse-collar' and this, in part, led owners to ban the maneuver. Next season it will be a 15-yard penalty. In 2006, the league will go to two-hand tag, and by 2010, it hopes to have transitioned to full-on flag football status.

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 26 May 2005