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Hall of Fame RBs weigh in on rule

Updated: March 19, 2013, 3:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A proposed rule that would make it a foul if a tackler or a runner initiates contact with the crown of his helmet has come under fire from both current and former running backs, but Hall of Famer Jim Brown said Monday he didn't think it was such a big deal.

Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, however, said Tuesday in an interview with ESPN Radio that he thinks the rule proposal is "ridiculous."

"I didn't use my head," Brown told Newsday from the league's owners meetings in Phoenix. ...

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