Rulebook breakdown: What was with that Oday Aboushi blindside block penalty?

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Rulebook breakdown: What was with that Oday Aboushi blindside block penalty?
Rulebook breakdown: What was with that Oday Aboushi blindside block penalty?

It turns out even in the preseason the Detroit Lions find their way in the middle of an officiating controversy. Late in the third quarter of the Lions' second preseason game against the Houston Texans, offensive guard Oday Aboushi was called for a blindside block on this play: The next morning, this clip went viral with several analysts and former players bemoaning the call and some (see: T.J. Lang) calling it—and I quote—“Grade A horse s###.” Blindside blocks are something the league is focusing on in 2019, as it continues to try and create and clarify rules to make the game safer (or at least to give the appearance they are trying to make the game safer). Here's the league explaining why this

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