The NFL has cut down on low blocks, even adding a safety rule against peel-back blocks inside the tackle box this year. However, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review looked at how cut blocks again have been a safety issue this season. Brett Keisel of the Pittsburgh Steelers and other players are speaking out because the league's coaches don't want to make them illegal.
The Steelers are especially bothered by a cut block on center Maurkice Pouncey, who tore his ACL and MCL when he was cut blocked in the season opener. The fact they are still legal bothers NFL Media analyst Shaun O'Hara, a retired NFL center.