PEELBACK BLOCK

What is PEELBACK BLOCK?

PEELBACK BLOCK meaning block by a receiver who is downfield against a defender who is closer to the line of scrimmage; typically, the play involves a completed pass to a receiver who is less deep than the blocker or a wide running play; the effectiveness of the block is enhanced by the fact that the defender is focused on the ball carrier and does not expect a blocker to come from deeper downfield; illegal if below the waist; the blocker must take care to avoid blocking the defender in the back; sometimes, the blocker can get the defender to face him by yelling, “Hey!” just before he arrives

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS