|To spoil the suspense, I'll tell you up front that|
Cookie got the pass away. She did have a collision
with this tackler but didn't get knocked down. This
is an example of what happens when the blockers
don't sustain the block.
Sometimes it works.
|Tara Andrickson playing offense and doing a good job|
of containing the Houston defender.
The running back normally starts with a plan. In the huddle the tell her where to run. Hopefully the blockers will be successful clearing a path for her. Things rarely go perfectly so the runner needs to identify where the path is. And then blast through it fast!
|Number 14 is Deidra Holland, taking the hand off from|
quarterback Cookie Rivas and hoping number 50 Malia
Capers-Cristobal will be able to sustain her block for
just a couple more seconds.
|This looks like a passing play. Whether a pass or a run, backs are expected to block, to protect|
the quarterback or ball carrier. Cookie, the quarterback, looks pretty safe, doesn't she?
I don't know the outcome of this play. I just liked the photo.
|Number 22 is Charmeine Jackson. She works out a lot and|
is extremely strong, extremely tough. Even against a
large defender, my money is on Jackson.
|Griff punting. Blockers successful in keeping the defender|
at bay. Barely. But barely is okay.
|If the blocking doesn't work, things can go hard on the runner. Deidra Hollad getting caught|
in the middle of two Houston defenders. I selected this photo because it is a great
action shot. These ladies play some serious football.
What happens when blockers can't sustain their blocks? Runners and punters find themselves being handled roughly by unfriendlies.