Users Online Now: 1994
| July 28, 2016
Like OS on Facebook
Follow OS on Twitter
Find OS on Google+
OS Youtube Channel
OS Amazon Link
OS Staff Blogs
OS Radio Shows - Tune in!
OS Real Time
OS Real Time
Mark Forums Read
Edit Your Details
The OS Daily Ten - Should the NFL Ban Low Blocks?
Posted on August 28, 2013 at 09:52 AM.
Top Sports News for Wednesday, August 28, 2013
: Are low blocks too dangerous or should defenders stop complaining?
Prelude to panic mode? The
Pirates stir up their roster with a trade
as the NL Central gets tighter -- Cards take over first place.
RGIII says he's
fully recovered and sources with the team say he'll start
in Monday night's opener.
Vikings players are
livid over a "legal" block that injured the knee
of star DT Kevin Williams.
A few decades later and
Joe Namath hasn't shied away from bold statements
or criticism to stir the organization.
Green Bay faces a tough early-season schedule and the
loss of Dujuan Harris in the secondary
puts more pressure on the Packers offense.
Aaron Hernandez was a big-time user of PCP
all of the new uniforms for the 2013 college football
plan to play Pat White the entire preseason finale
homerun battle more exciting than McGwire-Sosa
chase from '98?
Pence and Sandoval may have the best handshake
in sports history.
Share your response to the QOTD and today's links in the comments section below.
My short answer is "no," but the longer answer is if they insist on protecting "defenseless players," a concept I find completely foreign to a sport like football, then, for consistency, how could they not outlaw such hits? Williams was every bit as defenseless as a receiver going up for a ball - either both are protected, or (in my preference) neither. I miss the days of a safety actually being able to separate a receiver from a ball and going over the middle being dangerous. The new NFL is way, way less fun to watch.
They absolutely should ban it...that's the most vulnerable part of the body.
Low blocks like that, absolutely. I'm a bit biased, but that is a senseless and awful block.
I'm more of a defensive minded person from the playing and coaching days so I do have some bias on this, however ... I don't like low blocks for a couple reasons beyond injuries.
One is the fact that football is a game of skill and a successful block should depend on "ability". A cut block takes minimal skill. Also, there is little that a defender can do to equalize the playing field. For example, pass interference or holding can be called both ways. Most things "physical" about the game of football keep a close balance between offense and defense -- except for low blocks. What advantage does the defense have on the offense, or what can they do to counteract the impact of a cut block? I've yet to find the answer.
The injury concerns are self-explanatory. I wonder if the NFL would crack down on low blocks if they were facing a huge lawsuit related to them? Fortunately, you have a greater chance of successful surgery to repair a knee unlike an injury to the brain. But unfortunately, that means low blocks will likely stay around.
Create Your Card
Flip Card Over
Jan 26, 2008 (8 years, 185 days ago)
2,353 Forum Posts
0.76 Posts Per Day
406 Blog Entries
1 News/Blog Comments
4 Reader Score Votes
3 Chalkboard Messages
1,043,628 Arena Visits
Create Your Card
Front of Card
jmik58's Blog Categories
jmik58's Screenshots (0)
does not have any albums to display.
The last 10 visitor(s) to this Arena were:
jmik58's Arena has had 1,043,628 visits
Copyright © 1998-2015 Operation Sports LLC | Core
elements by the team at MyWork Australia.