Just in case you needed your memory refreshed on the block that Josh Gordon threw on Ed Reed, here it is.
Ultimately, whether you like the rule or not Josh Gordon is going from the Baltimore 29 to the Baltimore 32 to make that block. By definition, that means he is going back toward his own goal line which is one of the characteristics of an illegal blindside block.
Regardless, my one question is what the NFL would suggest is the appropriate play in this scenario. The answer to that question seems to be the most valuable piece of information missing. I’m sure Josh Gordon and his checkbook would like to know too.
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