Chiefs Safety Justin Reid Criticizes New NFL Rule

Justin Reid is unhappy with the NFL's recent hip-drop tackling ban
Justin Reid is unhappy with the NFL's recent hip-drop tackling ban / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL recently instituted a rule that bans swivel hip-drop tackles, a technique frequently used by defenders across the league to bring down ball carriers. It'll be a big change for the sake of player safety, though not all players are happy about the change.

In fact, Chiefs safety Justin Reid, who was used in the NFL's video showcasing an improper tackling technique, spoke out on social media to reveal his displeasure.

See what he had to say below.

Justin Reid Calls New NFL Tackling Rule "Horrible"

This is a controversial topic for defenders across the league, stuck between trying to make a legal and fair tackle while also avoiding letting the offensive player slip through their grasp. It's a tough spot for defenses and referees alike, who now have the task of officiating this difficult rule change.

Given the difficulties referees already face and the inconsistency in officiating we see every week, this is bound to be a subject of intrigue in the new season.

Reid enjoyed an excellent season in Kansas City en route to his second Super Bowl in as many years with the franchise, compiling 95 tackles, seven deflected passes, three sacks and an interception as one of the key leaders of the defense.

His job will be harder next season, though he sounds confident he can adjust to the new rule.

In any case, the Chiefs have the second-best odds to win the Super Bowl once again at +600. If the NFL keeps making rules to protect the offense, that seems to work in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes' favor overall.

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