Jerry Gray
Harbaugh defends chop blocks
Harbaugh defends chop blocks

The Ravens' penchant for employing chop blocks has caused quite a consternation in Pittsburgh and Nashville. First, several Steelers players accused the Ravens of illegal chop blocks in their 35-7 victory over Pittsburgh Sunday. According to an article in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, those players asserted that the blocks were dangerous and toeing the line of competitive legality. Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton specifically named right guard Marshal Yanda, but Yanda declined to comment on the allegations, saying he had to prepare for the Tennessee Titans, the Ravens' next opponent. But no penalties were called against the Ravens, and as Pro Football Talk pointed out, a...