Report: NFL Not Likely To Ban Low Blocks By Next Season

49ers_Ian_Williams_2013San Francisco 49ers nose tackle saw Ian Williams saw his season come to an abrupt end against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night.

Wiliams suffered a broken ankle on a legal cut block from Seahawks’ guard J.R. Sweezy. Williams was trying to chase a toss play to running back Marshawn Lynch toward the left sideline. Sweezy’s right shoulder landed directly on the just-planted left foot of Williams and he crumpled to the turf. Williams was placed on injured reserve this week.

The block from Sweezy is typical of zone-blocking teams. The linemen on a run play attempt to cut down the backside defenders to create cutback lanes for their running back.

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