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Backfield: The area behind the line of scrimmage.
One Back Formation: A formation where the offensive team has one running back in the backfield with the quarterback. Other eligible receivers are near the line of scrimmage.
Scrimmage: See also play from scrimmage and line of scrimmage. An informal practice matchup, either between two teams or between different units of the same team. Usually score is not kept; often, each . . . View Full Definition
Veer: A type of option offense using 2 backs in the backfield, one behind each guard or tackle (referred to as split backs), allowing a triple option play (give to either back or quarterback keep).
Inside: 1. Closer to the hole than 2. Closer to the body than (e.g., inside the target line, inside takeaway)
Secondary: Refers to the defensive 'backfield', specifically the safeties and cornerbacks. Primarily responsible for pass coverage/defense.
Flat: When a speaker's response is described as 'flat,' that's a good thing. It means that the speaker can accurately reproduce a signal that is fed to it without adding unnatural coloration to th . . . View Full Definition
Blitz: A defensive maneuver in which one or more linebackers or defensive backs, who normally remain behind the line of scrimmage, instead charge into the opponents' backfield. However, in the 3-4 . . . View Full Definition
46 Defense: (pronounced forty-six defense) a formation of the 4-3 defense (four linemen and three linebackers) in which three defensive backs (the two cornerbacks and the strong safety) crowd the line o . . . View Full Definition
Double Wing: A formation with 2 tight ends & 2 wingbacks in which the snap is tossed by the center between his legs to the quarterback or halfback moderately deep in the backfield.