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Smith PE 2015-15 Hopkins Jr High
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a set of code words a quarterback calls out that only his team understands used to change a play at the line of scrimmage
A defensive strategy where players normally assigned other duties are sent after the quarterback on passing plays
In professional football, coaches may choose to ___ an official's call under certain circumstances. The play is then reviewed in slow motion and at various angles to determine whether the official or the coach is correct.
This starts each football game. Team captains meet the officials at the middle of the field to determine who will receive the opening kickoff.
A ball that is no longer in play
The team trying to stop the team with the ball
An offensive play. The offense has four of these to go at least ten yards.
A series of plays run by the offense.
On passing plays, the quarterback must move away from the line while keeping his eyes up field where his receivers are running. This is called "________ to pass"
A ten-yard buffer zone behind the goal line. It is considered part of the field during a play.
If the offense moves the ball at least ten yards in four downs they are awarded a this, and a chance to move another ten yards in four downs.
When a penalty occurs, the officials will throw these.
The alignment of the offensive team. Teams use many of these during the course of a game.
When a player throws the football downfield to a teammate. This is governed by a very specific set of rules and regulations.
When a player carrying the football loses control of it.
One of two lines at each end of the field. The main mission of the offense is to get the ball across this and score a touchdown.
On running plays, one player, usually the quarterback will transfer the ball to another player, usually a running back, by giving it to him.
Players group together between plays to plan their strategy for the next play.
When a forward pass is caught by a defensive player rather than the intended offensive player.
Where one team kicks the ball to the other following a score or at the start of a half.
Line of scrimmage
The line at which each offensive play begins. It is moved with each new spot of the ball.
A ball that is still in play. The referee will usually not end the play as long as the ball is in play.
Where defensive players guard offensive player one-on-one in passing plays.
The space between the offense and the defense at the line of scrimmage.
The team in possession of the football
Out of Bounds
Any ball or player that crosses the sideline is this and out of play.
A violation of the rules resulting in yards and sometimes downs lost.
A classification of the most egregious penalties. These carry the stiffest consequences.
A series of actions executed by the offense, beginning with the snap and ending when the official blows his whistle.
The team with the ball is said to have this
On some running plays the quarterback will toss the ball underhand to the running back rather than handing it.
Where one team kicks the ball to the other during an offensive play. This is done as a way of putting the opposing team further away from the end zone when an offense does not believe they are capable of achieving a first down.
The last 20 yards before the end zone on the football field.
These are the guys refereeing the game, though only one of them actually has the title of this.
Series of plays run by the offense that leads to a score.
The line marking the border of the field.
A team may choose to briefly stop the game. Each team has three of these per half.
Accomplishing the task of moving the ball across the goal line is called this, and it's worth six points.
When one team loses control of the ball and it is acquired by the opposition. This generally happens on a fumble or interception.
In passing plays, when defensive players are responsible for covering a specific area of field rather than a specific player.
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