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Nelson’s Block Party a Point of Pride

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It was only a meaningless preseason game, but Jordy Nelson put on a blocking clinic against the Rams. Why? Pride, Nelson said. "If your guy touches the ball-carrier, you get a minus on the play. No matter where it is on the field, keep your guy off the pile."

On the first play of Saturday’s preseason game, Jordy Nelson beat a rookie cornerback for a big play. That’s hardly noteworthy. What else would you expect from one of the NFL’s premier receivers? What was noteworthy was the play in question was a running play. With Josh Sitton pulling to his left, Eddie Lacy rumbled for 13 yards. The key to the play was Nelson’s dominating block against Marcus...

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