Broncos king of cheap shots

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Chargers CB Quentin Jammer, appearing as a guest with Andrew Siciliano on Fox Sports Radio, asked when Igor Olshansky threw that punch after Tom Nalen dove onto his knees, we're there other cheap shots out ...
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Rich Cain

Littleton, CO

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Nov 22, 2006
 
Cut Blocking is legal and doesn't qualify as a cheapshot. I have been watching football for more than 20 years and as cheapshots go Denver is low on the list of teams who play nasty. Here's the thing about cut blocks, the defensive linemen know they are legal. So as I believe Tommy would say "Quit whining about how you get blocked and play football." If I was a rich man I'd pay Toms fine and give him a bonus. He snapped the ball and went to block a player who just assumed it was going to be time for him to rest. Wrong! Every play in the NFL counts and Tommy got us 15 yds because he played the downing the ball play just like he would have any other running down. GOOD FOR HIM!!! Another Pro Bowl vote for TOM from ME. The cut block controversy makes for good press but as long as you are not chopped while engaged with another player the risk of injury is not any greater than stepping on the field for any play at any position. Football is a violent game played by Huge athletes with amazing strength and speed injuries will occur. No defensive lineman likes to get chopped because it makes them look silly and they can't make the play when they are laying down. Its amazing to me though all the All pro Defensive lineman who manage to have stellar careers despite the chop block. Here's to all you pansy whiny defensive lineman shut up and play ball. P.S.- Tom nice play one of the best blocks I have seen all year.:)
Jerry From SD

Chula Vista, CA

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Nov 22, 2006
 
You have got to be kidding me Nalen looked like Ned Beatty on deliverance rolling on the ground get a clue. What was the final score in the game and what did it cost Tommy boy?
Ron from San Diego

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Nov 24, 2006
 
Re Rich from Denver, I have been playing and watching football for a lot longer than you have and yes, it is a collision sport between very large, very strong men, but it is a game. Nalen got fined for attempting to injure an opponent when everyone else let up AFTER the ball had been spiked. I MAY be mistaken, but I believe Nalen is the same low life bastard that cut Jamal Williams from behind 30 yards away from the play on an interception return for a TD a couple years back; again, intending to injure an opponent he is too weak to take on straight up. Poetic justice would be for someone to blow up his knees as that is how he chooses to play a GAME.
kcbh

Sussex, WI

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Nov 24, 2006
 
On the last drive this week a Bronco player was doing his best to try to twist off Larry Johnson's foot from his leg after the play was over. LJ's had to kick the player(Ebenezer Ekuban) twice before he would let go.

I am beginning to think it is more of a act of desperation now that their team is in the tank.
Last week they got 15 free yards on the last drive out of it. This week the zebras didn't toss a flag and all they got were cleat marks.
KBBX

Las Vegas, NV

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#5
Nov 27, 2006
 
The Broncos probably run those cheap shots in practice. It feel good to know that your players are encouraged and taught to play dirty. All teams should play the same way Denver does against them. Denver will be lucky to make it out of the season with their third string if that were the case!
dmac

San Diego, CA

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Nov 27, 2006
 
the owner should be fined 10 million dollars. denver coaches should be banned from the league for teaching it. intentionally cut-blocking to injure should be outlawed, a year suspension first offense. there is no place for it in professional sports, its not just another infraction - it's dangerous and intentional. Denver is the worst. they deserve to lose.
Rich Cain

Littleton, CO

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Nov 28, 2006
 
A cut block is legal. It is only touted by the whiny press and lesser defensive lineman as a dirty block. And Nalen has had 16 knee surgeries and mised only a few games in his entire career. If you think Denver is the only team doing it you are sorely mistaken. If nalen wanted to hurt that guy he would have hit him in the knee not below it. As to Jamal Williams I don't know if that is true but again the block is legal wether you think its dirty or not and People get hurt in violent games. THIS IS THE NFL SUCK IT UP AND PLAY. Until the rules are changed, of which I have no doubt (mostly due to all the press and whiny bitches of def lineman) will occur soon, calling a cut block a dirty play is ridiculous.

As for Ekuban on LJ, didnt see any actual twisting but he should have let go as the play was over. He probably just wanted to get a reaction hoping to get LJ off his game some. Looks like it worked.
dmac

San Diego, CA

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Nov 28, 2006
 
it is dirty. denver is notorious for pussy lineman who can't block straight up so they teach them to chop block instead of getting top linemen. if you like it, go for it. i think it stinks. most other teams in the league think it stinks. pretty much everyone but the broncos agree.

but don't worry, the chargers will play straight up and beat the lame broncos again in a couple weeks.
Rich Cain

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Nov 28, 2006
 
dmac wrote:
it is dirty. denver is notorious for pussy lineman who can't block straight up so they teach them to chop block instead of getting top linemen. if you like it, go for it. i think it stinks. most other teams in the league think it stinks. pretty much everyone but the broncos agree.
but don't worry, the chargers will play straight up and beat the lame broncos again in a couple weeks.
How can something that is legal in the rules be dirty? As for San Diego beating us again I would agree with you Marty finally figured out if I give the ball to the future hall of famer (LT) we win. If this had occured to him a couple years ago San Diego might have gotten a ring. I see the bolts going to the Bowl. They are a good team who also uses zone blocking and cut blocks but I am convinced we can just agree to disagree on this subject. The father of the cut block in the NFL is the most respected and most sought after line coach in the league. He isn't in Denver anymore he retired then returned for the money teams were willing to pay. His name is Alex Gibbs. Do some research it might surprise you. Cheers.

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