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Topic - Alberto Riveron
The NFL concentrated on player safety on the second day of the owners meetings, yet didn't vote on the most contentious rule proposal.
Concerned with how it will be officiated, NFL owners delayed voting Tuesday on a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.
The NFL said the 76-yard punt return by Denver's Trindon Holliday against Carolina on Sunday should have been ruled a touchback, not a touchdown.
Riveron said the key to officiating the play is in showing the officials more plays that are legal.
"That will be a great way to train because as we know it, most of the shots we have seen are legal, most of the contact is legal," he said. "We are trying to get that one individual situation where the head is lowered _ and you can see on the field, you can see a player put his head down _ and the contact is with the crown and you can see it."