Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 25, 2014.
Hey a rule that benifets defensive players, that is change.
Is that the dreaded "chop block" that Shanahan teams were known for?
Evidently goes beyond the chop block of 1 man engaging high while the other OL goes low.
No, I'm talking about the Denver OL going for knees without anyone engaged. The engaged one was already banned.
Refresh my memory, wasn't this the block used by Erik Willams on John Jurkovic?
I understand that but a chop block is when one is engaged and the other goes low. And your right now they will not allow the OL player to go down low on DL at all
It is used by many but was within the rules at the time. I don't fault any player playing by the rule.
Oh yea, wasn't anything unique about the block at the time, just wondering if that was the case
OK, I guess I should have said "cut block".
You may be right. Erik was pretty hardcore.
Welp, there goes the zone blocking scheme, which Callahan implemented here. Denver has been using it for years.
Back to the drawing board.
Anything that helps defense is fine by me.
I see the word "side" in the rule. does that not mean that an OLine guy can't dive block in front of a defender? Am I looking at that right because it seems to be more the blind rolling up on a guy from the ground, not a dive in front of him.
You can still submarine a guy, you just can't come at the side of the knees anymore.
They are trying to prevent people being put upon unaware. Makes sense along with the peel-back. People love the collisions but they have always seemed cheap shots to me.
That's about 80 years too late but OK.
That's not a main tool of the ZBS IMO.
Then Shanahan will never coach in this league again...
One rule that was a long time coming...
Callahan doesn't coach it.