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New NFL rule outlaws players from lowering their heads to initiate contact

ORLANDO, Fla. - In the NFL, it can take years and sometimes decades to gather enough momentum to make a rules change.

But commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday there was virtually no pushback on a new rule that outlaws players from lowering their heads to initiate contact.

"Everyone's enthusiastically behind this and in support of this," Goodell said at his annual news conference that closes the league's March meetings.

When asked about some players questioning the adjustment and even wondering if it will fundamentally change the game, Goodell said

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