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Chop block call question

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffarino, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    I thought the definition of an illegal chop block was when a guy was already engaged up high and then you hit him down low? I thought the chop block call on Speedy was horse****. He hit the blitzer low while the OL simultaneously hit him high. Not only did that cost the Buffs a nice 15-20 yard gain, but sent them back 15 as well.

    It certainly didn't impact the game in the big picture, just something that bothered me. That and how KjSU held on every ****ing option play but only started getting called on it in the 2nd half. There were guys with fistfuls of jersey just about every time they ran that damn play.

    But penalties didn't lose the game for CU, it was the piss poor play of the offense and special teams.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I thought it was a close call. I was mad when the call was made, but in hindsight I'd rather the refs error on the side of protecting the players. You can't have a RB diving into a DL's knees while an OL hits him high. If it had been Cunningham on the receiving end of that, I'd want to get the call. I'm fine with it.

    What bothers me is Stevens completely missing his assignment and coming over late to help, thereby causing the penalty. What does it say about our o-line when the guy that makes the blocking assignment calls doesn't know who he's supposed to block?
     
  3. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    I thought the penalty was crap. That call is supposed to apply when the player is engaged high, then gets hit low. Since Speedy made contact before Stevens, I have no idea how they make that call. But it wouldn't be a CU game without a few craptastic phantom calls against them... :rolleyes:
     

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