NFL V.P. of football operations Ray Anderson, the man at the center of the league’s efforts to respond to a weekend of big hits with helmets used as weapons, will appear on ESPN Radio at 9:30 a.m. ET to discuss the situation.
You can hear the segment on your local terrestrial ESPN Radio affiliate, on Sirius XM Radio, at espnradio.com, or on ESPN2. (And after the interview you may return to enjoying any of the various NBC networks.)
We’re developing some more thoughts on this issue, but we’ll wait to hear what Anderson has to say before articulating them.
For now, we’ll say this — the league should focus these new efforts only on situations in which the helmet is used as a weapon, against any part of an opponent’s body. This applies to defensive players and offensive players, such as Vikings running back Adrian Peterson when he drops his head as a battering ram against defensive backs.