Back then, many teams complained about the
This year, I saw the Ravens chop block
In this scheme, the play-side linemen engage defensive players and try to keep their shoulder pads square. The backside linemen want to cut off pursuit, and that's why you see a lot of chop blocking on defensive linemen. They key is for Rice to be able to make a quick decision on the play side and accelerate through the hole, as opposed to previous years when he floated on stretch plays, and then cut back.