NFL

Seahawks express displeasure about new FG rule with one simple tweet

Seahawks expressed displeasure at the NFL's rule that bans players jumping over the line of scrimmage on field-goal attempts.
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

The NFL ruled to make players jumping over the line of scrimmage during field-goal attempts illegal on Tuesday, which didn’t sit well with the Seattle Seahawks.

The team’s Twitter account made this abundantly clear with one simple tweet.

Kam Chancellor is known for leaping over the line of scrimmage on these plays, timing his jumps perfectly to disrupt opposing kickers’ attempts. Now, he’ll no longer be able to do this in the name of “player safety.”

Interestingly, we cannot recall a single instance in which a player was injured on one of these plays. Oh well. Safety first!

About the author

Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.