Rules Changes by NCAA oversight committee.

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  1. GSUsTALON

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    I worry about the knees, but where are Rainbow's or the NCAAs stats to prove that a good cut block has injured so many that
    they make such a rule? I'm still waiting for Rainbow to come up with those stats & tell us all where he was injured playing when a cut block was used against him.
     
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    Very much like the idea of changing the rules for tackling along with this.

    Love the idea of doing away with cut blocks.

    It, as often as not, emasculates our OL.

    Would also be great if sewak had to really learn how to coach, or find a real job.
     
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    For our offensive line we are simply blocking much more old school. We teach our kids to fire out low and stay low, because we simply need them to influence the guys they block, they don’t need to hold blocks too long. Whether or not what they do is a cut block really depends on the DL. If they come up out of the stance they get cut. If they stay low it is pad to pad.

    We have to be careful that our double teams are not post and cuts which get the chop block call. We know that crackbacks are a problem. And, at times I see our WR’s and Abacks diving low on the outside, a true cut block. If they outlaw this you simply have to make sure your blockers keep their feet and engage high.

    We should not be defensive about our OL blocking low. It is legal and effective for running the ball. In fact, everyone blocks this way on the goal line.
     
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    Thank God for a GT fan that understands. I know there are many more. Where have you been?
    Take notes Rainbow.
     
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    am well aware of the difference. Which is irrelevant to this discussion since chopping was already illegal.
     
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    Look, you love Army & Navy brand of football as well as high-school ball at GSU and I don't. Accept it and move on.

    It'd be nice to be better than Army & Navy but right now, I don't think we're as good as they are, which is pretty sad considering our HC has been here a decade.
     
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    I’m ok with this rule. I’ve seen too many of our BB’s or OL get to the second level only to flop in front of the safety or linebacker, who easily avoids the block and makes the play. Maybe now our guys will be forced to block standing up rather than on their bellies.
     
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    Kickoffs already allow for a fair catch. The change here is that you can advance the ball after the fair catch.

    I think they really want to keep the kickoff itself because it is iconic and an exciting way to start games. If they're going to switch to punts they may as well just get rid of it entirely and start the offense at the 20 (which will probably happen eventually.)
     
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    Banning cut blocks downfield will increase the chance of concussion
     
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    Why?
     
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    I'm over it. Illegal blocks in the back and holding calls negating exciting plays are only so fun to watch for so long. With the newest evolution of the rules, there is essentially a 1% chance any team ever gets pinned deep on a kickoff again, because you just fair catch it at your 1 and get 24 free yards. There's almost no value left in this play, and it's a still a danger bogeyman. Have the guy kick the ball off like normal but take everyone else off the field except some cheerleaders. If he gets it through the uprights, start the other team on their 15, if not, on their 20. Safer, faster, and just as fun. Problem solved, have a nice day.
     
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    I think both changes are unnecessary. The kickoff rule could be beneficial to us because we rarely have the depth to put a decent special teams unit out there. We will probably adjust fine to the blocking rule.

    My stepson was a defensive lineman in HS and got a hospitalizing, career ending concussion from a straight up block. Probably would have preferred his knees taken out. Obviously, that's only one example, but it's silly to whine about cut blocks in particular when you can get hurt in any number of gruesome ways on any football play.

    Gonna teach my own kids to play golf.
     
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    the kickoff can still be used for an onside kick, the rest is virtually irrelevant now. You still have to cover to ensure the fair catch though.
     
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    Rip football. Long live the king.

    I’ll still watch pussyball in the fall though.
     
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    Cut blocks slow down defenders
     
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    Why would you opt for the 25 yard line when your chances for the 35 yard line are pretty good with our kick-off recovery ST's?
     
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    I know the chop block was outlawed in the early 80s.

    A chop block involve 2 offensive linemen. Either both are using a cut block on one defensive player or one O linemen is hitting high and the other is delivering a cut block. Does that sound right to the board? Just asking since Rainbow didn't understand the difference.

    Its funny how coaches want there defensive players to attack the thighs and rap up. I've also seen defensive players throw themselves at at a a ball carrier's legs especially from the defensive secondary.
     
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    If GT could not beat Navy, Army or AF it's on your defense.
     
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    Says the guy asking the board because he doesn't know the difference. LOL - you're a goddamned idiot.
     
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