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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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If a call blocking command has been attached by the party making the call, the call will go through but the identifying information will not be relayed.
right side blocker near right antenna blocking outside sets).
Read blocking would be better suited to a bigger team that doesn't play great defense and whose forte is the block.
He uses the same blocking rules as the other playside blockers with one exception: He will never block a LB unless he blitzes the backside A gap.
Remember, the tackle is working in a free blocking zone, and he is allowed to clip any defender in the B gap.
Once they become efficient at this, we will key the entire blocking scheme, as long as it does not slow down the LB by making him think too much.
Defeating a Cut Block (for a LB and DB): As you attack the man blocking you, read his head.
The blocking is designed for a strong or short-yardage running game that will not only provide ball-control but help take time off the clock and force the defense to come up to defend -- making your option and counter series more effective.
One of the great things about this series is that it can be run effectively to either side, with practically the same blocking.
We also have the capability of blocking the play by pulling one lineman and an offset fullback, or an extra tight end, although we haven't used this scheme extensively.
The faster and more powerful the stride, the better position the WR will have for blocking or pass receiving.
The two guards and the strong-side tackle pull to the right, with the back-side guard looking for the back-side LB, the strong-side tackle blocking the first defender to show outside of the WB, and the strong-side guard reading the block of his tackle.