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The best offensive lineman I ever saw

#1 User is offline   hmhertz 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

Former president of the NFLPA, Gene Upshaw.
Watching a pancake decleater is nice but
isn't essential in a great linemen. Upshaw
had great agility and speed. The Raiders would
pull him and he'd block down on the DE with such
force he couldn't get back in the play. Then
he'd kick out on the OLB, give him a shove and

head downfield usually taking out two, sometimes
three defenders before giving up his body.
a player using his body on a devastating block looks nice
but the way #68 was able to pull and remove 4,5 defenders
was better
Ferrid, the big hose knows

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:44 PM

Hertz, "blocking down" means to block from outside TOWARD the center. You can't pull AND block down.
They go by points

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:11 AM

View PostJohn Tobin, on 11 February 2018 - 10:44 PM, said:

Hertz, "blocking down" means to block from outside TOWARD the center. You can't pull AND block down.



I know what blocking down means as well as I know what jacking off means.

Upshaw was able to come from the inside get outside the DE give him a forceful shove to the inside,
then push the OLB out of the way and head downfield to get other defenders. He literally provided both
sides of the hole for Pete Banasak, Clemon Daniels & Hewitt Dixon
Ferrid, the big hose knows

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:22 AM


Ferrid, the big hose knows

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