Brickhouse Talk Ramonda Cutrer’s Official Word “FOOTBALL ONE ON ONE”

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Football is live and kicking!!! Ramonda Cutrer offers her Official Word on football terminology to keep those who aren’t to familiar with football jargon.
Football terms can stretch as long as the field therefore she only provided the most common terms.
If there is an interest in other football trivia, feel free to leave a comment!

 

OFFENSIVE POSITIONS:

Quarterback
The player who receives the ball from the center at the start of each play before either handing it to the running back, throwing it to a receiver, or running with it himself.

The quarterback is usually the player in charge of running the offense on the field. He is also the guy that usually informs the offense of the play while in the huddle.

Halfback
An offensive player who lines up in the backfield and generally is responsible for carrying the ball on run plays. A running back’s primary role is to run with the football, he is also used as a receiver at times.

Fullback
An offensive player who lines up in the offensive backfield and generally is responsible for run-blocking for the halfback and pass-blocking for the quarterback. Fullbacks are usually bigger than halfbacks, and also serve as short-yardage runners.

Wide Receiver
An offensive player who lines up on or near the line of scrimmage, but split to the outside. His primary job is to catch passes from the quarterback.

Tight End
An offensive player who serves as a receiver and also a blocker. The tight end lines up beside the offensive tackle either to the right or to the left of the quarterback.

Offensive Tackle
A member of the offensive line. There are two tackles on every play, and they line up on the outside of the offensive guards.

Offensive Guard A member of the offensive line. There are two guards on every play, and they line up on either side of the offensive center.

Center The offensive lineman who hikes (or snaps) the ball to the quarterback at the start of each play. The center lines up in the middle of the offensive line, between the offensive guards.

 

DEFENSIVE POSITIONS:

 


A defensive player who lines up at the end of the defensive line. The job of the defensive end is to contain the running back on running plays to the outside, and rush the quarterback on passing plays.

Defensive Tackle
A defensive player who lines up on the interior of the defensive line. The duties of a defensive tackle include stopping the running back on running plays, getting pressure up the middle on passing plays, and occupying blockers so the linebackers can roam free.

Nose Tackle
A defensive tackle who lines up directly across from the center. Also known as:the nose guard, the primary responsibilities of the nose tackle are to stop the run and occupy the offensive lineman to keep them from blocking the linebackers.


A defensive player who lines up behind the defensive linemen and in front of the defensive backfield. The linebackers are a team’s second line of defense. Each team has two outside linebackers. In a 4-3 defense, teams have one inside linebacker, usually referred to as a middle linebacker. In a 3-4 defense teams have two inside linebackers


A defensive back who generally lines up on the outside of the formation and is usually assigned to cover a wide receiver.

Safety
A defensive back who lines up in the secondary between, but generally deeper than the cornerbacks. His primary duties include helping the cornerbacks in pass coverage. There are actually two safety positions; the and .

avatar About Ramonda Cutrer

Ramonda Cutrer is the Ceo and Founder of Brickhouse Talk Productions. She is a dedicated sport fan, sportswoman, writer and entrepreneur with a vision to bring exciting and interesting perspectives on sports and entertainment with a classy approach.

Comments

  1. avatar Kristi Montoya says:

    I definitely love to watch Football I get the basics. Thanks Ramonda for the breakdown on positions. Gives me new appreciation when watching the game.

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