DL preparing to see cut blocks vs. GT

DL preparing to see cut blocks vs. GT

Peter Ariz
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Miami will face a tricky offensive system on Saturday against Georgia Tech with their triple option. What makes the system tougher to defend for defensive linemen though is the Yellow Jackets’ use of the cut block.

Cut blocks are when offensive lineman knock down defenders by hitting them low, often near the knees. It is a legal play per NCAA rules, “as long as the block is no more than five yards away from the line of scrimmage and it is inside the tackle box.”

Canes defensive end Demetrius Jackson said that his position group has been working on how to combat GT’s blocking tactics.

“We’ve been trained on how to get cut, so I really haven’t had the full effect of it,” he said.

“You have to use your eyes and play fast with them. Just good technique – there’s really no other way to explain it other than going against it in practice. The scouts are cutting us and we have to bring our training to the game.”

Jackson added that he thinks thins week is an adjustment for some of his teammates such as, “the freshman and the people who haven’t played Georgia Tech or any cutting team.”

Jackson said North Carolina, who Miami plays at home on October 15th, is another team that frequently utilizes cut blocks.

Miami’s defense ranks top-10 nationally in multiple defense categories, which Jackson attributes to the defense’s attitude.

“It’s been a big difference the whole year, just more of an attacking defense. We aren’t having mercy on anybody,” Jackson said.

What is the key to stopping the run game this weekend?

“We just have to attack and play assignment ball. Basically mainly we have to go out there and have fun and fly to the ball.”
 

Comments (26)

You stop the cut blocks by stomping on the OLinemens hands and arms.
 
I hate that crap . Just block like every other Oline is taught .
 
You stop the cut blocks by stomping on the OLinemens hands and arms.
Exactly, stomp all over their asses, and when you get the opportunity to block them head up, you punch'em in the mouth... Literally.
You jab the sh*t out of'em in the jaw and move their ass out the way... Eventually, they get tired of it and let up.

The best way to deal with chop blocking teams, is to just beat they ass on every play, dominate at the point of attack off the snap & wear them down, then they just lay down in the 4th quarter once they've been defeated all game.
 
If you're going to be diving at my knees all game and leaving your head, back, arms, and hands exposed, my cleated, spiked shoes are gonna land wherever they do. If it happens to be right on your neck, that's the risk you take for diving at me.
 
I feel like, and maybe i'm remembering incorrectly, but one of our previous coaches used to have the Dline in essence take a step back at the snap let these guys fall on the ground then have them do their thing..
 
Just need to get back to the old days of putting this chicken **** brand of football in its place and move on to real opponents.
 
I'd like cut block Paul Johnson into next week, break both his femurs.

I hate that fucking guy.
 
I take it that DJack is healthy?

Definitely not a great matchup with Jenkins and DJack already having banged up knees. What a stupid offense.
 
Every time a Miami defensive player says "attack" an angel gets their wings.
 
With all the attention to player safety you would think low cut blocks might be a technique to study. Are there more knee injuries when cut blocks are used? I don't think we need to pu$$ify football any more, but some common sense should apply.
 
With all the attention to player safety you would think low cut blocks might be a technique to study. Are there more knee injuries when cut blocks are used? I don't think we need to pu$$ify football any more, but some common sense should apply.
Purely conjecture on my part but I would venture to guess that more players are injured as a result of cut blocking than by "targeting".
 
I feel like, and maybe i'm remembering incorrectly, but one of our previous coaches used to have the Dline in essence take a step back at the snap let these guys fall on the ground then have them do their thing..

Yes, I remember seeing our defensive players doing it in the past. Can't remember who the HC was, could have been Randy.
 
Could be wrong bu I don't think we took a step back, pretty sure we just stood straight up. (rather than firing forward) We protected ourselves from getting cut.
 
With all the attention to player safety you would think low cut blocks might be a technique to study. Are there more knee injuries when cut blocks are used? I don't think we need to pu$$ify football any more, but some common sense should apply.
Purely conjecture on my part but I would venture to guess that more players are injured as a result of cut blocking than by "targeting".

You may be right. Perhaps knee injuries aren't seen in the same light as potential brain damage from concussions. Knees can generally be repaired. Brain trauma not so much.
 
It's crazy to me that horse collar tackles are now illegal, but cut blocking is perfectly fine.
 
It's crazy to me that horse collar tackles are now illegal, but cut blocking is perfectly fine.
Yeah Terrell Owen's breaking his leg from that horse collar tackle pretty much sealed why those should be banned

Cut blocks will be next to go I think
 

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