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The Ravens just got threatened...

 

n a report in The Tennessean, Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray promised that the team would have something in store if the Ravens used chop blocks on Sunday.

 

"They're trying to cut you and do those things," Gray said. "You've got to make sure you're doing something that's hopefully going to hurt them, too. You can't just be the recipient of everything. You've got to start doing something that's going to get you back on track and hopefully they'll tone that stuff down when you do something else."

 

Harbaugh's response was very PC....but you know what he told his players... to give hankies to the Titans before the game :wink:

 

I'm assuming what he's talking about is you counter it," Harbaugh said Friday. "The blocking scheme that's come up this week is one that almost every team in the National Football League runs. We've been running it for years. Some teams do it better than other teams. The block is absolutely legal. It's 100 percent legal, and it's 100 percent ethical, and there is no danger whatsoever in the way the block is being executed because it's in front. An adjacent offensive lineman in a play that's away can cut the next defender. It's the defender's responsibility to not hold the center and keep him from getting up on the linebacker the center's trying to block and expose himself. It's his job to let that guy go and to defend himself. So, when you choose to keep that center off the linebacker, you're choosing to leave yourself vulnerable to being cut in front. So, just play defense, I would say."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-harbaugh-defends-chop-blocks-20110916,0,657366.story

 

I say put a skirt on the Steelers and the same for Grey.

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The NFL surely won’t be happy with that kind of candor,” wrote PFT.com’s Mike Florio. ”Legal tactics that may injure an opponent is one thing. Deliberately trying to injure an opponent is another.

 

“Look for the NFL to let the Titans know — swiftly — that any evidence of attempts to injure other players will be met with significant discipline.”

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The Titans are responding, due to the Stealers whining, heres the best part:

 

Steelers apparently don't understand the chop block rule

Posted by Mike Florio on September 15, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

 

Getty ImagesAs MDS pointed out earlier in the afternoon, the Steelers are complaining about the Ravens' use of illegal chop blocks.

 

But the Steelers, and folks like ESPN's Merril Hoge, apparently don't understand the chop block rule.

 

An illegal chop block doesn't occur when, for example, the center engages the nose tackle and one or both of the guards block him low. Instead, an illegal chop block happens only when the offensive lineman delivering the low block was originally lined up more than one position away from the offensive lineman who initially has engaged the defender.

 

Here's the official rule, which a league source has forwarded to PFT: "On a running play, A1, an offensive lineman, chops a defensive player after the defensive player has been engaged by A2 (high or low), and the initial alignment of A2 is more than one position away from A1. The rule applies only when the block occurs at a time when the flow of the play is clearly away from A1."

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... lock-rule/

 

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It's funny...maybe we were the offenders and on the leagues radar. (I doubt it because not a single flag was thrown amd no one has footage of an illegal block) However, with foolish comments like the ones the Titans are making, they're painting the bullseye on their owm backs! Wasn't winning this game gonna be hard enough for them? Lol

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