Team players in american football

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Team players in american football

  1. 1. Team Players In American Football Team Players Football Offense - The Offensive Line (known as the “O Line”) is consisted of five players whose job is to protect the passer from the defensive team and to provide blocks for the rusher. The middle player on the offensive line is the center. The 2 players next to him at Guards and next to them Tackles. - The Quarterback receives the snap generally from the center and then hand the ball off to the running back, throws to a running back, throws to a receiver or runs it himself. The quarterback is the leader of the offensive team and is usually credited with how well a team does. - Running backs usually line up next to or behind the quarterback and specialize in running the ball, but they do occasionally block, catch passes and even sometimes throw the football to another team member. If a team has two running backs, one is usually called the tail back/half back, who is more likely to run and the other is fullback who is more likely to block. - Wide receivers usually line up near the sidelines and specializing in catching passes by they do sometimes block for other teammates. - Tight Ends line up to the outside of the offensive tackle and can either play like a wide receiver or help block the defensive line from getting to the quarterback. At least 7 members must line up on the line of scrimmage. The rest of the team can line up anywhere behind the line. Football Defense Different from offense, defense does not have a set of rules that specify starting positions, moments, or coverage zones except that they must be in the defensive zone at the start of the play. The defensive line must consist of three to six players who line up directly across from the offensive line who disrupt the backfield or tackle the running back from gaining any yards. Behind the defensive line are the linebackers who can either cover a receiver or rush the quarterback. Lastly, is the defensive back known as the secondary and usually consist of safeties or cornerbacks. They cover receivers and try to stop the pass from being

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