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Old 09-14-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Steelers Say Ravens Blocked Illegally

More fuel tossed on the fire for the rematch in November

Casey Hampton did not complain but he did confirm today what his teammates had been saying this week, that the Baltimore Ravens targeted the Steelers Pro Bowl nose tackle with illegal chop blocks for much of their game on Sunday.

An illegal chop block occurs when an offensive player engages a defensive player -- blocking him, usually straight up -- while another offensive player comes in to block the defensive player below the waist.

It's considered one of the most dangerous blocks in football, which is why it's been illegal for a long time. A defensive player's knees are more vulnerable to severe injury in such a double-team.

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons blew the whistle on the Ravens Tuesday night on the radio and both Hampton and linebacker James Farrior confirmed it today. Hampton said Baltimore center Matt Birk and the Ravens' two guards, which were Ben Grubbs and Marshal Yanda, were pulling the illegal blocks on him all day. He said he did not complain to the officials about it.

"It is what it is, I don't cry about stuff like that,'' Hampton said.

"They were doing it a lot or trying to do it alot. At times, I got out of it. It's kind of tough when you're engaged with a guy and you're not even worried about the guard and they come and just chop your legs out. That's kind of tough. There's nothing you can do about that."

No penalties were called on the Ravens for any illegal chop blocks Sunday.

"They were doing it all day,'' said Farrior, the Steelers defensive captain. "That's pretty bad."


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Old 09-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers Say Ravens Blocked Illegally

i read an article on that too and was thinking to myself "isn't that illegal?". entire careers have been ended because of illegal cut blocks, if they're doing that, the refs need to put a stop to that shit. and not just concerning this game, but league wide.
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Default Re: Steelers Say Ravens Blocked Illegally

i certainly hope it was illegal like they said. Whining about such things as these can make us look bad.
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Shut up and play.
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Default Re: Steelers Say Ravens Blocked Illegally

Assuming it really happened, if I were Coach Tomlin I do not send the video to Goodell - i send a recording of the chop blocks to Harbaugh with a note that it would be a shame if Haloti Ngata were to be accidentally injured when the Ravens and Steelers meet again

Or he can send a link to this article with photos

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That's frustrating to know if that's the case.
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well according to m. hoge, it really happened, but then people will just call him a blind homer who doesnt actually know what he is talkin about.
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"It is what it is, I don't cry about stuff like that,'' Hampton said.
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Why are they whining like Harbaugh?
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Why are they whining like Harbaugh?
that's a little extreme. never did they claim anything like harbaugh (we would have won if x happened). i think it's worth bringing up if they are endangering the health of other players. over the years ive seen seasons and careers cut short because of high/low cut blocking. it was made illegal for a reason
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