NFL expected to eliminate all blind side blocks

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    He's going to have to learn.
     
  2. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Yeah. People watch it because tough. Not because watching a team that is an amazing zone blocking scheme with a generational talent at RB do world class things against defenses that can play either one or two gaps and sometimes stop a play on a dime or get gashed for 20.

    Not for the chess match between coaches who belongs on the fields of Ancient Greece coming up with new strategy and tactics.

    Not to see a 3 sigma athlete at TE go up for a pass in double coverage come down with a TE.

    Not to watch a linebacker chase down and tackle an athletic QB inches from the goal line to win the game.

    Not to see a kicker hit a 57 yard fg to win it in the wind.

    Not to watch a player who came from nothing play well enough so that his extended family and offspring never have to worry about their next paycheck.

    Nobody watches their favorite QB prove everyone wrong and win a game.

    Yeah....they watch it because they like seeing players concusses on a blind side hit, and they like seeing them risk the remaining 30 years of their life to keep playing. Totally why I’m into the sport.
     
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  3. Crown Royal

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    Y’all remember when these pansy players started wearing helmets and pads instead of canvas? Candy *** players.


    Remember when chop blocking was just part of what the game was and you needed to pay attention? Men were men then.


    Pulling a player out because of a concussion?!? Ugh. I remember when MEN like Junior Seau wouldn’t come out of the game for ANYTHING. Now THAT was football.
     
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  4. kskboys

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    Blindside hits are chicken s.
     
  5. TexasBoys2288

    TexasBoys2288 Zone Supporter

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    Ray Lewis is right, all these rules lead to penalty calls like the one below. The refs would never call that penalty if it were Cam Newton. There are just too many rules arbitrarily enforced in today's NFL, and it takes away from the game.

     
  6. erod

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    I can tell you we don't watch it to see teams consistently get first downs handed to them because of arbitrary decisions by referees who decide what hits and tackles are "too mean" for football.

    Every game's outcome is dramatically impacted by referee subjectivity on hits that barely got noticed 25 years ago.

    The game has become unrecognizable from what Troy, Emmitt, and Michael played.
     
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  7. Crown Royal

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    I'm not going to argue that there won't be calls that are annoying and unfortunate based on judgment calls, you're right there. But it isn't like this type of block happens on each and every play, and it would naturally reduce even then once it's legislated.

    If we were talking about a major change to the fundamental way blocks happen on each play, that'd be true, but we're talking about something that happens a handful of times per team per season. We all remember the Sean Lee blindside hit because it was a) brutal and b) rare.
     
  8. erod

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    By definition, a pulling guard is committing a blind side block. So is a receiver in motion that hits an outside linebacker on a toss sweep. When the say ALL, it concerns me.
     
  9. TexasBoys2288

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    The good old days. Notice that QB's got no special treatment then.

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