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Blindside Block Play

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

  1. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Rams got called for two of them. I have never heard or seen that called in my life. I hated it then and I hate it now. Very silly rule.

    I think Wilbur is okay though being a few possessions later he got a sack lol.
     
  2. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Yea, unfortunately i was working during the game so i was in the process of watching it as i made that thread, haha. Saw the sack later on. Good stuff.
     
  3. kruddy

    kruddy Duffer

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    I thought it was a great block , I don't like the new rule and I am a Cowboy's fan, but the Rams really got the short end of the stick on that call.
     
  4. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Having only seen it streaming on my laptop I did not have the best look, but I believe he caught the bottom of Wilber's facemask with the hit and the twisting of the head probably resulted in the flag.
     
  5. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    In one afternoon game yesterday (Skins-Lions?) they actually called a blindside hit on a receiver who CAUGHT THE BALL!
    The NFL is getting out of hand with these rules.
     
  6. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/...-blocks-adds-defenders-to-defenseless-players
     
  7. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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  8. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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  9. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    The minute the rule came out I was on here crying about it. Another rule aimed at softening the game!!!
     
  10. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Yes, ignore everything I said to get to some irrelevant insult, that's how conversations work.
     
  11. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    You need to come back down to earth before we can start the conversation.. because right now we aren't on the same planet.

    Im happy that the players wear pads and that we are continually developing technologies that make their equipment safer.

    My problem is with making rules that take clean football plays out of the game.

    For the third time now..
     
  12. Dhragon

    Dhragon Deadly Claws of Death

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    I agree with you. Unfortunately, the league has now made a lot of clean football plays now NOT clean football plays per new rules.
     
  13. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Football has changed, and it's due to the body of evidence on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It would be irresponsible to fail to implement safety standards. Therefore, the warrior/assassin mentality has to disappear as well. The hit with intent to injure or disregard for injury cannot be allowed under the strategy of preventing short and long-term physical damage. Of course the game is dangerous -- that's why they wear pads; but there is not enough protection to prevent injury when 240# manimals hit with intent to knock somebody out.
    Salaries are too high for that kind of asset mismanagement to be allowed.
     
  14. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was clean hit, didnt know about the rule until he was flagged. Anyone who has ever played football has received or given one of those hits, used to be part of the game.....but a lot of thing that used to be part of the game have been regulated out....some good, some bad.
     
  15. kojak

    kojak Who Loves Ya Baby?

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    I thought they were clean blocks and it bothered me that they were called. Was there a penalty called last year when Lee took a blindside block like that against Seattle?
     
  16. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Good points. Also no matter their income these guys last anywhere from 1 -10 years max. Few last longer and most last just a handful. After that they never make that kind of money unless they were a popular superstar. So walking around half ******** because of unnecessary hits isn't such a cool thing.

    Blindside blocks are also outlawed because they can be deliberately set up to take out a guy.
     
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  17. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    It wasn't illegal last year. If so, it would have been called on that hit, more than likely.
     
  18. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    TJ McDonald may not be able to cover worth a damn but he hits like a ton of bricks. He was bringing the heat all game long.
     
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you can't hit a guy in the head in any fashion and can't lower your helmet. Seems to be fair game outside of that. Although I think refs are pretty much told to throw a flag and give the generic penalty if it just looks bad enough. Cam Chancellor killed Vernon last year as clean as can be and the flags came flying because it looked bad.
     
  20. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    As a defensive player (LB) I lit guys up that came across the middle and I got lit up by WR's and TE's when chasing a runner down the sidelines. When that took my ability to lite up those guys, I damn sure don't want them to be able to do it to me.

    You can make that block without getting a flag, I almost always knew the guys I was playing against in High School, not so much in college. Some guys I tried to kill some guys I gave a good hard shot.
     

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