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Educate Me on Crackback Blocks

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by KeyFin, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Windsor, ON. CANADA
    I'm not sure if youre just arguing for the sake of arguing, or trying to take the really really high road here for some reason, but I feel like you're way overboard here.

    Call me whatever you want I guess, but I think you're really missing what's gone on here, and you're seeing what you want, and calling it what you want here.

    I can tell you without a doubt I do not watch the game of football to see guys get hurt. But, it's sometimes a product of the game. I don't see a hit by Branch, Dolphin or not that signifies a head hunting dirty hit to me. You want an example of that, that's Jarvis Landry's from last year. That, was awful to me. This is a player pursuing the ballcarrier, behing hit in the front of his body by another guy who's trying to take him out of the play. Point of contact appears to be the chest. He's not leading with his helmet, he's not hitting him helmet to helmet. I'm not sure what the alternative is here for the player in the position to block. He cant contact the back of the player, then it's a block in the back. He can't hit him from the side, then it's blindside. He hits him in the chest. I mean, what else can he do? The result of the play is bad from the whiplash effect created, not by any sort of malicious intent IMO.

    You keep resorting to Branch is dirty, he intended to hurt him, there's video and audio evidence... but... there's not. The audio does nothing to prove who he's talking to. Pretty sure that tunnel Lewan is walking down is in a corner of the stadium, Branch is on the sidelines, somewhre between the 35 and 35 yard lines. Hardly in earshot range of Lewan in a loud stadium. Get a grip here man.

    Again, I don't watch the game to see guys get hurt, and when I see those head hunting plays I cringe. Like the one Andrew Luck took this weekend. I dont see this play as the same. You have to remember though, the intent of everyone who plays this game is to impose their will physically on the opponent. You want to hurt them. You want them to weaken and crumble physically and mentally. You don't want to end their careers or anything serious, but you want them to hurt and crumble. Facing a good slot receiver, or someone over the middle what are you taught to do? Put a good hard shot on the guy when he goes over the middle and is attempting to catch. You want to hit him good, clean, and hard and you want it to hurt so he's AFRAID to do that again. That's the intent. Nobody wants to see people seriously hurt, you're blurring the lines way too much here IMO.
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  2. resnor

    resnor Derp Sherpa

    Nov 25, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Awesome effing post, Brandon.
  3. ChrisKo

    ChrisKo Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    Man, if only Taylor Lewan wasn't trying to rip Robert Quinn's head off earlier in the game. Play dirty and you better expect retaliation.

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  4. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Slightly left of center

    Thats called NASCAR. A sport where people die
  5. Slk018

    Slk018 Member

    Aug 21, 2018
    I suggest you don't watch the games it may make you feel uneasy.
    Quinn could have blown him up way worse. He didn't hit him in the head and he was in front of the play.
    Do guys look for big hits? Of course. I don't know why you watch football if you don't like a clean block because the guy fell down. You should stick to the Rachel Maddow show.

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