Shanahan Wants To Expand Helmet-To-Helmet Rules
Source: Mike Jones, The Washington Post
The coach?s decision comes on the heels of the concussion suffered by safety Reed Doughty, who sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit while on the front line of Washington?s kickoff return unit on Sunday.
The Bears lined up in regular kickoff formation, but attempted an onside kick as Robbie Gould sent a short dribbler toward the center of the field, near where Doughty stood. Chicago?s players charged toward the ball, and Sherrick McManis didn?t make a play on the ball, but instead launched himself directly into Doughty, drilling him in the side of the helmet with his own.