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The Cornerback Position: An In-Depth Guide

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It sounds strange but it's true: Football has become an offense-first game. The ability to throw the football accurately to the receivers is what drives most offenses at the college and professional level, and leads to tons of success. It makes sense then, that some of the most valuable people on defense are the guys responsible for shutting down the pass game and eliminating what a quarterback does best. That's where the cornerback position comes in. Keep reading to learn more about this crucial position in football. What is a Cornerback in Football? A cornerbacks primary job is to cover...

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The Safety Position: An In-Depth Guide

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The safety position is one of the most challenging and complex in all of football. These guys have to do it all: Cover the pass deep, come up close to the line to play the run, and many times cover an athletic player one on one in man coverage. Defensive coordinators ask a lot from their safeties, so let's talk about what the safety position is, what their role is on defense, and who are some of the best of all time. What is the Safety Position in Football? A safety is a defensive back who typically is positioned deeper than any other...

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The Linebacker Position: An In-Depth Guide

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Toughness. Athleticism. Intelligence. These are three things that every linebacker MUST have in order to play the position well. Linebackers find themselves in the crosshairs of the opposing offense on every play, with schemes designed to confuse them or pound them into submission, so they must be up to the task. Linebackers are a key piece in a defense’s ability to wreak havoc on opposing offenses and understanding the position will shed light as to why that is.   What does a Linebacker do? Linebackers are usually responsible for getting most of the players on defense lined up correctly, as well...

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The Blitz in Football: The Complete Guide

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If you watch a football game for more than a few minutes at most, you're almost certainly going to hear the word "blitz" thrown around.  But what exactly does that term mean? And how does it fit in with the deeper strategy of the game? We're going to answer these questions and a lot more in this article, so keep reading. What is the blitz? A blitz is a play where the defense sends five or more defenders directly into the offensive backfield to attack the ball carrier and disrupt the offense.  Typically, a football team will send an average...

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The Wing-T Offense: An In-Depth Guide

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The Wing-T offense is one of the most unique offenses in football, but what exactly is it, and how does it work? This article will give you a full overview of the Wing-T: Where it came from, what it’s designed to do, and some of the most common formations and plays you’ll see out of it.What is the Wing-T Offense?The Wing-T offense is an offense that uses misdirection, unusual formations, and a diverse run game to take advantage of overly aggressive and undisciplined defenders. This offense is based around the idea of making different plays look as similar as possible so...

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