November 4, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins offensive players line up against the Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Redskins Could Lose Elements of Zone Block Scheme


Giants owner, John Mara, is hoping to lead a charge that could drastically change the way the Redskins play football if he gets his way and finds a way to outlaw low blocks.  This is a major staple in this type of offense which happens to be clicking at just the right time in the season.

With the Giants coming to Fedex Field for their Monday night tilt, it is only fitting that some members of the Giant’s defense are in favor of this.

According to, Osi Umenyiora said:

“I don’t understand for the life of me why they’re still allowed right now,” Umenyiora said. “I understand you want to slow the people down. But people are tearing their ACLs, getting hurt and maimed out there. It’s not like our legs are any less valuable than a quarterback or an offensive player, so why not protect us also?

“You can’t even touch a quarterback now without it being a fine, and $50,000 coming out of your pocket. But it’s OK for them to cut me and tear my ACL and ruin my career, and eliminate the ability to put food in my family’s mouth — I don’t think it’s right at all.”


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