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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Blocking below the waist Reply with quote

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" Blocking is getting more and more dangerous in the NFL, and the league could be taking steps to make it safer.

The NFLís Competition Committee will consider outlawing all blocks below the waist for the 2013 season, according to SI.comís Peter King.

King reports than the ban is being considered for health and safety reasons.

While he is skeptical that a full prohibition will pass, King theorizes that the chop block and low downfield blocks could be abolished.


http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-23/below-the-waists-blocks-could-be-outlawed-by-nfl-competition-committee
I do not think it will happen as many of the coaches believe that if you can not chop a player at the LOS then there will be no running the ball. It does hurt players like Rainey in that his only block for blitz pickup is to chop.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Blocking below the waist Reply with quote

jebrick wrote:
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" Blocking is getting more and more dangerous in the NFL, and the league could be taking steps to make it safer.

The NFLís Competition Committee will consider outlawing all blocks below the waist for the 2013 season, according to SI.comís Peter King.

King reports than the ban is being considered for health and safety reasons.

While he is skeptical that a full prohibition will pass, King theorizes that the chop block and low downfield blocks could be abolished.


http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-23/below-the-waists-blocks-could-be-outlawed-by-nfl-competition-committee
I do not think it will happen as many of the coaches believe that if you can not chop a player at the LOS then there will be no running the ball. It does hurt players like Rainey in that his only block for blitz pickup is to chop.


They'll probably outlaw it for a year to see what happens.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Blocking below the waist Reply with quote

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jebrick wrote:
Quote:
" Blocking is getting more and more dangerous in the NFL, and the league could be taking steps to make it safer.

The NFLís Competition Committee will consider outlawing all blocks below the waist for the 2013 season, according to SI.comís Peter King.

King reports than the ban is being considered for health and safety reasons.

While he is skeptical that a full prohibition will pass, King theorizes that the chop block and low downfield blocks could be abolished.


http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-23/below-the-waists-blocks-could-be-outlawed-by-nfl-competition-committee
I do not think it will happen as many of the coaches believe that if you can not chop a player at the LOS then there will be no running the ball. It does hurt players like Rainey in that his only block for blitz pickup is to chop.


They'll probably outlaw it for a year to see what happens.


How many teams rely on zone blocking vs power blocking? Zone blockings bread and butter play NEEDS to chop block.

If they do anything they will keep the chop block at the LOS and try to limit the others.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Blocking below the waist Reply with quote

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stillersenat wrote:
jebrick wrote:
Quote:
" Blocking is getting more and more dangerous in the NFL, and the league could be taking steps to make it safer.

The NFLís Competition Committee will consider outlawing all blocks below the waist for the 2013 season, according to SI.comís Peter King.

King reports than the ban is being considered for health and safety reasons.

While he is skeptical that a full prohibition will pass, King theorizes that the chop block and low downfield blocks could be abolished.


http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-23/below-the-waists-blocks-could-be-outlawed-by-nfl-competition-committee
I do not think it will happen as many of the coaches believe that if you can not chop a player at the LOS then there will be no running the ball. It does hurt players like Rainey in that his only block for blitz pickup is to chop.


They'll probably outlaw it for a year to see what happens.


How many teams rely on zone blocking vs power blocking? Zone blockings bread and butter play NEEDS to chop block.

If they do anything they will keep the chop block at the LOS and try to limit the others.


But isn't the chop at the LOS the main point of the problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the NFL News version of this topic, someone made a great point-what about goal-line stands? Basically everybody on both sides of the ball at the LOS is submarining to be the lowest. You would end up with 18 guys getting flagged at the same time for going low.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Blocking below the waist Reply with quote

stillersenat wrote:
jebrick wrote:
stillersenat wrote:
jebrick wrote:
Quote:
" Blocking is getting more and more dangerous in the NFL, and the league could be taking steps to make it safer.

The NFLís Competition Committee will consider outlawing all blocks below the waist for the 2013 season, according to SI.comís Peter King.

King reports than the ban is being considered for health and safety reasons.

While he is skeptical that a full prohibition will pass, King theorizes that the chop block and low downfield blocks could be abolished.


http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-11-23/below-the-waists-blocks-could-be-outlawed-by-nfl-competition-committee
I do not think it will happen as many of the coaches believe that if you can not chop a player at the LOS then there will be no running the ball. It does hurt players like Rainey in that his only block for blitz pickup is to chop.


They'll probably outlaw it for a year to see what happens.


How many teams rely on zone blocking vs power blocking? Zone blockings bread and butter play NEEDS to chop block.

If they do anything they will keep the chop block at the LOS and try to limit the others.


But isn't the chop at the LOS the main point of the problem?


No.

It's the higher impact collisions that occur upfield, particularly against "defenseless" players and on kickoffs.

I doubt they'd eliminate the RB cutting the blitzing LB..

I hate cut blocking at the LOS as much as the next guy, but when executed correctly it is neither unsafe nor dirty. It really is surprising how few of the big uglies get their knees tore up because of that technique. Usually they get Gilberted when it's the kness involved. (Players falling on them from behind).
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honestly they are saying this yet they kept in the wierd rule where its okay to do this to an engaged player as long as you started 1 spot over from said player pre-snap. This is what the ravens have been doing to our o-line the past couple years. So maybe that will bring back the old 3-4 style we still use.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

byerly724 wrote:
honestly they are saying this yet they kept in the wierd rule where its okay to do this to an engaged player as long as you started 1 spot over from said player pre-snap. This is what the ravens have been doing to our o-line the past couple years. So maybe that will bring back the old 3-4 style we still use.


They didn't "keep it in".

That has always been the rule. There have been no recent changes to the rules regarding blocks below the waist either on the LOS or otherwise.
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