Terrell Thomas says running backs need to stop complaining

March 18, 2013

Using another opportunity to promote player safety, the NFL has proposed a rule change that would penalize a running back if he lowers his head and uses the crown of his helmet to initiate contact with a defender. That sounds all fine and good, but what a shock, it’s not sitting so well with some players. Last week, Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith was very critical of the proposal, saying that the NFL has “lost [its] mind.” It didn’t end there as Bears running back Matt Forte took his thoughts to Twitter.

Forte brings up some fair points and the criticism has sparked some debate. Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas entrenched himself in the discussion and thinks the running backs should quit complaining.

Here’s a couple examples of the hits the proposal is trying to outlaw: