Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Is it legal to chop block an engaged defender? Pretty sure that was a penalty. Can't say dirty really but a penalty yes. Remember gore getting that called against Baltimore that called back ginns td.
You are right. Can't chop an engaged defender. Should have been a penalty.
Not a dirty play though. As an OL, it can be hard to read that. Your assignment is to reach and chop the guy before he get's away from you. But if the guy next to you isn't on the same page and engages the guy you are supposed to chop, you have to make a split second adjustment and use a different technique.
Should have been a penalty.