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"Are offensive and defensive holding the same thing?"

They are similar... not exactly the same. Example, for defensive holding, if a DB holds or pulls a WR that is trying to block his teammate, and the holding obstructs the WR from doing his job; that is where it will be called.
Offensively, an OL his hands or arms to restrict a DL movement or alter the defender’s path or angle of pursuit. Same for WR's blocking DB's.
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Noel S.

Football | Carrollton, TX

October 13, 2016
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