Blindside Block Play

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by RoyTheHammer, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Not happy to see Wilbur hurt on the play.. not sure how significant his injury is, as i haven't looked yet, but was anyone else annoyed, just on principle, at the fact that the block by TJ was called a penalty there?

    I can't even see how that could be considered "blindside".. you could say any hit is a "blindside" hit if the player looks away at the last second. He came from directly in front of him and put a hard, clean hit on the guy. If he wasn't looking, he needs to be more aware. I love Moose, but i disagree saying you can't be worried about who's coming to block you on any given play. You certainly can, and need to be aware of those things, or you'll get your butt lit up like that.

    I disagree strongly with that rule.
  2. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Anytime the defender is turning around to go back in pursuit it's a crackback foul if he's hit from the blindside. I think there are a lot more other new fouls I have a problem with than this one.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Wilber came back in and got a sack, later.

    I don't like that interpretation of the rule, either.
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I think it's a terrible idea by the NFL to make that illegal. It was a clean, hard, hit. I had no issue with it.

    Wilber shook it off though and cameback in later to get a sack. So he was fine.
  5. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    yep, it's a pretty simple rule. can't turn around and go backwards to block in the open field. it's all about player safety. and you could easily make the block without clocking the guy and risking an injury.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    How else do you make that block? Can't cut him, can't go any higher. It's a collision sport, that type of thing is going to happen.

    I'm in the crowd that thinks its just a terrible, terrible rule. Instead of penalizing guys who throw the hits, they should call a penalty for not keeping your head on a swivel. Problem solved.
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  7. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Apparently not, if its illegal to turn around to make a block..
  8. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    I don't like it either. What are supposed to do? Just stand there and let the guy make the tackle? If he just grabbed him, it would have been holding.
  9. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Stupid rule. Perfectly clean block, but not these days anymore. They'll get rid of all low blocks, too, this offseason. Book it.
  10. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I think it's a good penalty. It's an easy way to get someone seriously injured. I think a lot of fans have issues with these sorts of things because they aren't the ones out there taking those hits.
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  11. RoyTheHammer

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    Soon each player will be required to wear a target on the front of their jerseys right on the stomach and that will be the only place they will be allowed to be hit.

    That is.. until the NFL springs for flag belts for each player. I guess velcro isn't as cheap as it used to be.
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  12. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    No fans have issued with these things because hitting is a part of the sport that these players are aware of when they sign their names on those contracts that pays them 1000 times more than you or i to play a game for a living.

    Its always been a violent sport.. and a clean hit shoulder to chest shouldn't be a penalty any way you look at it.

    That's my problem with these new rules.

    When you have offensive players coming out and saying some of the new rules are ridiculous, that's how you know..
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  13. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I'm not sure how much you make or how much you think the average NFL player makes over their career, but I highly doubt that the average NFL player makes 1000x what you make.

    For all your belly aching, I'm sure you still watch the games and are still excited by the product. No amount of money is worth having to relearn how to walk, this isn't ancient Rome.

    People love to say these guys get paid to play a game, but it's only a game until you're getting paid - at that point, it's a job. The fact that they happen to enjoy their jobs doesn't mean they shouldn't be afforded a level of protection as to their safety.
  14. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Exactly. And even then, if you hit them too hard, that's a penalty too.
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  15. boysfanindc

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    We have gone from ESPN promoting these types of hits in Jacked-Upped to a league that is very worried about liability law suits.

    They are going to have to find a very fine line of giving the fans the raw meat they want to protecting against lawsuits.

    Oh, wait a minute, the owners really do care about player safety, I forgot.
  16. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    lol.. comparing football to anceint Rome.

    You need a history lesson.

    We aren't talking about guys getting massacred.. we're talking about clean football hits. Taking clean football hits out of the game of football.

    Get on the same page, Count.
  17. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Yep. That's a clean block IMO.
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree do not like the rule. As long as they are not cutting the knees I think laying a block on a defender in pursuit should be legal.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    This is what you get when the league does whatever than can to make it a "safer" game by trying to reduce injuries.
  20. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    Hello Roy ---good points

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