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A diagram showing an I formation on offense and a 4-3 formation on defense In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. The specific role that a player takes on the field is called his position. Under the modern rules of A
In the NCAA rules, the only description of the Ineligible Receiver Downfield penalty is below. It can only be called on a forward pass that crosses the line of scrimmage. Since a punt isn't a forward pass, the linemen are able to release as soon as t
The National Football League playoffs for the 2015 season began on January 9, 2016. The postseason tournament concluded with Super Bowl 50, on February 7, when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Califo
From personal experience (high school and not the NFL), we were required to run through the goal line every time. There are a couple of reasons I could see for them doing so: If the kick does not go out of the end zone, the player may return it. Ther
Same way you get to Carnegie hall - practice, practice, practice. First of all, not everyone can become an NFL official. They start at low ranks and work their way up
NFL broadcasts of Philadelphia Eagles games are full of shots of the opposing team's defense struggling to catch its breath. The announcers often discuss how Chip Kelly's fluid, no-huddle offense wears out the other team's defense due to its pace--ev
Common games in the NFL tie breaking rules are games that teams have with common opponents. For example, let's say that Team A and Team B are tied and are both in the running for a wildcard spot in the playoffs. Looking at each of their 16-game sched
Yesterday, at the end of the Packers-Bills game (2014 Week 15), Rodgers fumbled into his own endzone. Eddie Lacy recovered it, but was unable to fight his way out, resulting in a game-winning safety. The TV coverage pointed out an interesting wrinkle
Earlier, I started this playbook series by looking at Brown Right F Short 2 Jet Flanker Drive. This was the play that Steve Mariucci of NFL Network displayed to Robert Griffin III at the scouting combine. I want to try and demonstrate what a rookie q