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No Surprise: Carr Not a Fan of Targeting Rules

Brandon Carr has long been a critic of certain player safety measures taken by the league

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    Considering the position he plays, it’s no wonder that Brandon Carr would like the league’s referees to ease up on targeting and pass interference calls.

    In the past week, ESPN Dallas has published a couple of short (and enjoyable) interview pieces called, “Five questions with...” So far, they’ve interviewed receiver Cole Beasley, and Carr. When Carr was asked by Todd Archer what changes he’d make if he were in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s shoes for a day, he was quick to bring up those two rules that have been making life as an NFL cornerback increasingly difficult.

    “There's two of them,” Carr said. “I would change the targeting rule. Then I would change the pass interference rules. I'd let them play a little bit more. I'd let them be a little bit more physical down the field.”

    Carr's criticism isn't limited to rule changes that directly affect him, though. Last year, he criticized the rule prohibiting ball carriers from lowering their head going into contact--a rule that was ostensibly drawn up in order to keep Carr and other defenders safe.

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