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 NFL Bans Chop Blocks - Harbaugh Not Pleased

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PostSubject: NFL Bans Chop Blocks - Harbaugh Not Pleased   Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:59 pm

No more chop blocks. Chop blocks are done in the NFL forever. (Or at least until Mike Shanahan is named commissioner and brings them back on a permanent basis anyway. Relax, everyone, he does cut blocks, which are technically still legal.) This is a pretty obvious move designed to not hurt people's legs!

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/25526663/here-are-the-seven-nfl-playing-rule-changes-for-2016

No surprise one head coach disagrees

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh made it clear during Tuesday's AFC coaches breakfast that he was not in favor of eliminating the chop block, which is a key piece in the stretch-zone running scheme Baltimore runs.

"Teams have been running the stretch-zone scheme for years," Harbaugh said. "Look at Denver. Look at Houston. It's a great finesse run play."


http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/NFL-Bans-Chop-Block-Passes-Six-Other-Rules-Changes/037c125d-8a9a-4b86-942c-b02d1d04899f





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PostSubject: Re: NFL Bans Chop Blocks - Harbaugh Not Pleased   Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:43 pm

i thought chop blocks were already illegal? cut blocks are something entirely different right?
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PostSubject: Re: NFL Bans Chop Blocks - Harbaugh Not Pleased   Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:24 pm

Harbawlslikeababy strikes again.
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PostSubject: Re: NFL Bans Chop Blocks - Harbaugh Not Pleased   Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:24 pm

@Fire Arians wrote:
i thought chop blocks were already illegal? cut blocks are something entirely different right?

I might be remembering this wrong, but was only illegal at the line of scrimmage, and if the defensive player is already engaged with another blocker, and another offensive player swooped in to take out their legs.  Or the refs could call it against a defensive player the they did a chop block to take out the legs a lead blocker.

For example, if a NT is tied up by the center, the guard or anybody else can't come in from the side and go at their knees.

Not that it really mattered much anyway because the refs only called it when they felt like it.

Agree, Shanahan will lobby to bring back the chop block because it as much as anything else led to him winning back to back SB's

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