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Church Not a Fan of "Defenseless Receiver" Rules

S Barry Church is entering his third year as a starter on the Dallas defense

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    Recently asked by ESPN Dallas what rule he’d change if he were commissioner for a day, Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr was quick to mention the rules regarding “targeting,” which were designed to keep receivers safe but has made life a lot more difficult for defensive backs.

    Not surprisingly, since he plays in the secondary like Carr, safety Barry Church isn’t a big fan of those rules, either.

    Defenseless receiver,” Church said when asked what rule he’d change, per ESPNDallas.com. “The penalty the defense gets hit for hitting a receiver. If you don’t hit him, he’s going to catch the ball and run whoever knows how far. I’d change that rule. That’s just me.”

    Only, as we've already seen, it's certainly not just Church that feels this way.

    Anyway, if you were wondering, Church was hit with a fine last year, but it wasn't for hitting a defenseless receiver. Rather, the NFL slapped him with the fine for throwing the ball into the stands after scoring his first career touchdown on a pick-six, last September.

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