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Old 03-10-2013   #13
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Default Re: Blocking Rule Campaign: Cushing vs Kubiak vs Smith?

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Originally Posted by Brisco_County View Post
I'm venturing to guess that it's not the typical use of the cut block at the snap that Cushing objects to, but how allowing cut blocking creates dangerous situations after the snap. His own injury being the prime example.
That block on Cushing is not allowed. It was flagged & the player was fined.

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Originally Posted by Brisco_County View Post
What probably bothers most defenders is that they have to spend time learning to counter it. That's why we always hear about how risky it is, but hardly ever see injuries from it.
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Jets coach Rex Ryan has used what he calls a ďbig ball drill.Ē The exercise, done throughout training camp and periodically thereafter, entails pushing a large ball into the legs of defensive linemen as they try to stay on their feet and simultaneously push the ball away. It worked so well during Ryanís time as defensive coordinator of the Ravens in preparing linemen to face teams that use cut/zone blocking that Ryan proclaimed he should seek a patent on the technique.

Bottom line? Itís not as big of an issue as the Steelers and Titans have made it out to be. And the best way to deal with the situation isnít to complain about it, but to find a way to overcome it.

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If not for cut blocks, less athletic defensive linemen could be more successful & extend their careers.
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