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What is a Defensive End in Football?

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The emphasis on the quarterback position is undeniable in the game of football today. Quarterbacks who can sit back and deliver the football accurately are being paid higher than ever before. As defenses look to combat this, having an elite defensive end is arguably the #1 way to slow down opposing offensive passing attacks. Defensive ends are arguably the most freakish athletes on the defensive side of the ball, and are paid accordingly as the most prioritized position on a team’s defense. An elite defensive end is able to make an opposing offensive coordinator’s head spin, as he must find...

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What is a Center in Football?

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Centers are both the underdog of their offensive line counterparts – and the brains behind the entire operation of the offensive line unit. Centers often find their way to the position being a little less naturally gifted than the guards and tackles positioned to their left and right. Usually a bit undersized, or a step slower, centers make up for this with a combination of high football IQ and gritty style of play that allows them to be the leader up front for the offense. Coaches talk a lot about their great players being extensions of coaches on the field,...

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What is a Wide Receiver in Football?

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The 2022 NFL draft saw a record-breaking 6 wide receivers taken in the first 20 picks of the draft. And it’s clear to see – wide receivers are set to benefit more than any other of the offensive football positions in the game of football as offenses continue to shift to a pass-happy attack.Wide receivers are the ultra-important final piece of the puzzle in the passing game. As the offensive line gives the quarterback time to throw, it’s all for nothing if offenses don’t have reliable, explosive playmakers on the outside capable of burning a defense at any given moment....

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What is an Offensive Lineman in Football?

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Offensive lineman play arguably the most selfless and grueling position in all of sports. With no chance to impact the stat sheet, their job is solely based on protecting their offensive teammates working to score touchdowns – made possible from the work of their unit upfront. Their job is one that is praised within the walls of their locker room, and understood by those who have played the game. However, if you check NFL jersey sales, or see a post-game NFL interview, it is virtually promised that you will see the name of a glorified superstar at one of the...

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What is a Defensive Tackle in Football?

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Modern offenses in football place a high value on throwing the football, and utilizing speedy playmakers to generate successful football plays. With this being said, you may ask, where does the typically bigger, slower defensive tackle fit into the game of football? While the game evolves, the answer is unchanging, as defensive tackles play a critical role in stopping the run, and putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Their job is blue-collar and hard-nosed, and their effort is one that often doesn't match with flashy stats and recognition. Whether it’s swallowing up double teams, batting down a pass, or coming up...

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