Originally Posted by Double Barrel
And sometimes the only difference between a block being legal or illegal is an imaginary line.
"That block (on Cushing) is already illegal (outside the tackle box)," Smith said at the combine. "In the (tackle) box, it's legal." .
I do not believe Smith is correct with regard to this hit. Cushing was not hit from the front as is required for a legal cut block. I do not think that was a legal hit anywhere on the field. The OLmen's whole body is behind Cushing except for his helmet impacting his knee from the side.