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Old 09-21-2012, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Sportsdad View Post
Looked legal to me. When the forearm, shoulder and helmet all arrive at the same time, and the chin goes up, that means short guy just knocked the snot out of big guy, legally. I doubt there will be any fines.
I was wrong, Tate fined $21,000. He's appealed the decision.
Not only was the victim of his hit facing him, but Tate's arm, shoulder and helmet all arrived at the same time since he was running FORWARD into Lee. This is a legal crack back block by definition.

Typically you see this type of block when a wide receiver goes in motion back toward the offense and a sweep is run to his side. The block is legal if he hits the defense from the front and above the waist.

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