Originally Posted by Texian
So if two people are arguing just for the sake of arguing, how many people are arguing?
A chip block is a chip block. A double-team is a double-team. For most people, they're not the same thing.
With a chip block, the person performing the chip just brushes the player and doesn't engage in a true block. In a double-team, two players actively engage a single player.
Let's see if we can find any definitions...
[b]Double-team:[b] Two linemen ganging up on one defensive player. Itís more common on pass plays when the center and a guard work together to stop the penetration of a talented inside pass-rusher. However, the double-team also works well on running plays, especially at the point of attack or at the place where the play is designed to go. The double-team blockers attack one defender, clearing out the one player who might stop the play from working.
A chip block isn't a double-team because the one of the two offensive players does not "gang up", he just brushes by.