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I would like to see this for this week's Dirty Laundry feature. Jay Cutler was whistled for an illegal crackback in Seattle. However, in the replay he clearly hit the defender in the waist. I know Favre was the subject of the same call in the preseason, but what is the true definition of a crackback? Doesn't he have to go for the knees?
At the snap, an offensive player who is aligned in a position more than two yards laterally outside an offensive tackle, or a player who is in a backfield position at the snap and then moves to a position more than two yards laterally outside a tackle, may not clip an opponent anywhere, nor may he contact an opponent below the waist if the blocker is moving toward the position where the ball was snapped from, and the contact occurs within an area five yards on either side of the line of scrimmage.