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Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:42 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2011 1:58 pm

Video: Cowher, Boomer on new tackling methods

In the wake of James Harrison's hit on Colt McCoy Bill Cowher and Boomer Esiason breakdown proper hitting techniques on quarterbacks as well as receivers under the new rules.

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By Ryan Wilson
The NFL's competition committee convenes every offseason to discuss which rules need need to be overhauled, tweaked, or abolished altogether. When the committee gets together after the 2011 season, Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay and committee co-chairman, expects launching and helmet hits to get plenty of attention.

"I think the launch will be discussed more and more and eventually we will see helmet hits modified in the open field," McKay said, according to wire reports.

"When we are trying to deal with an issue like the launch, we are trying to protect the runner and the hitter," McKay continued. "Some hits, a defensive player is leading with his head and not using his arms and really is exposing himself to injury as a flagrant foul is committed."

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