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NFL bans "roll up" blocks to the side of players leg

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Hey a rule that benifets defensive players, that is change.
     
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Is that the dreaded "chop block" that Shanahan teams were known for?
     
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Evidently goes beyond the chop block of 1 man engaging high while the other OL goes low.
     
  5. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    No, I'm talking about the Denver OL going for knees without anyone engaged. The engaged one was already banned.
     
  6. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Refresh my memory, wasn't this the block used by Erik Willams on John Jurkovic?
     
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    It is used by many but was within the rules at the time. I don't fault any player playing by the rule.
     
  9. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea, wasn't anything unique about the block at the time, just wondering if that was the case
     
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    OK, I guess I should have said "cut block".
     
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    You may be right. Erik was pretty hardcore.
     
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  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Welp, there goes the zone blocking scheme, which Callahan implemented here. Denver has been using it for years.

    Back to the drawing board.
     
  13. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Fire Garrett

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    Anything that helps defense is fine by me.
     
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  14. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    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.
     
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  15. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    You can still submarine a guy, you just can't come at the side of the knees anymore.
     
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  16. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    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.
     
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  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    That's about 80 years too late but OK.
     
  18. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    That's not a main tool of the ZBS IMO.
     
  19. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Then Shanahan will never coach in this league again...

    One rule that was a long time coming...
     
  20. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Callahan doesn't coach it.
     

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