Jared Scherl breaks down the New York Jets special teams heading into 2018
What has been an achilles’ heel for the New York Jets in the recent past is shaping up to be a problem yet again. Since the departure of Mike Westhoff in 2012, the Jets special teams unit has been a consistent headache. This season, the outlook is not much brighter.
Jared Scherl with concerns on the NFL’s new sliding rule and the ability of it to protect quarterbacks (HINT, Sam Darnold)
Much has been made of the NFL’s new helmet rule, but another rule change (or “point of emphasis” as the league calls it) will have a great effect on the game– and not in the way it’s intended to. This season, the NFL is instituting a new slide rule hoping to reduce hits to quarterbacks. In practice though, the new rule will likely increase them, and potentially expose quarterbacks to more violent hits.