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.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) March 28, 2017
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!