NFL Players That Changed the Rules of the Game

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NFL Players That Changed the Rules of the Game
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Throughout history, coaches and contributors are often credited for changing and developing the game of football we know today.

For example, Ed Sabol is credited for developing NFL Films, which has been used throughout the years to develop the cinematography of football we love today.

In addition, E.B. Cochems, coach of St. Louis in the 1900s, is credited as the “father of modern-day passing.”

However, players have had a huge impact throughout the years, too.

Therefore, this is a list of players who have literally changed the rules of the NFL with their play on the field or from plays that occurred to them. 

P.S. If you know of any other situations, please let me know, and I may add it to the slideshow. 

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