What position protects the quarterback's blind side?
A term for the side of the offensive line that the quarterback is facing away from while in the pocket. For right handed quarterbacks, the left tackle protects the blind side.
Defensive tackle (DT); Sometimes called a defensive guard, defensive tackles play at the center of the defensive line. Their function is to rush the passer (if they can get past the offensive linemen blocking them), and stop running plays directed at the middle of the line of scrimmage.
- The offensive tackle (OT, T) is a position on the offensive line, left and right. Like other offensive linemen, their job is to block: to physically keep defenders away from the offensive player who has the football and enable him to advance the football and eventually score a touchdown.
- Through the story of Michael Oher, Lewis argued that left tackle was a football team's second most important player because of the way he protected its most important player, the quarterback. This became conventional wisdom, and since 2004 left tackle has been the second-highest-paid position in football.
- Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team, and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle.
Nose tackle (also nose guard or middle guard) is a defensive alignment position for a defensive lineman. In this position, frequently taking on the center and at least one if not both of the guards, the nose tackle is considered to be the most physically demanding position in football.
- In American football, a safety is scored when any of the following conditions occur: The ball carrier is tackled or forced out of bounds in his own end zone. The ball becomes dead in the end zone, with the exception of an incomplete forward pass, and the defending team is responsible for it being there.
- In the modern system of specialized units, offensive tackle and defensive tackle are separate positions, and the stand-alone term "tackle" refers to the offensive tackle position only. The term "tackle" is a vestige of an earlier era of football in which the same players played both offense and defense.
- Each team has 11 players on the field at a time. They will typically play one of the following positions; forward, midfielder, defender, sweeper, or goalkeeper. The most common setup is to have three forwards, three midfielders, three defenders, one sweeper, and one goalie.
Each team has 11 players on the field at a time. They will typically play one of the following positions; forward, midfielder, defender, sweeper, or goalkeeper. The most common setup is to have three forwards, three midfielders, three defenders, one sweeper, and one goalie.
- In England, in a now traditional 4–4–2 formation, the standard numbering is usually: 2 (right fullback), 5, 6, 3 (left fullback); 4 (defensive midfielder), 7 (right midfielder), 8 (central/attacking midfielder), 11 (left midfielder); 10 (second/support striker), 9 (striker).
- Midfielders (originally called half-backs) are players whose position of play is midway between the attacking forwards and the defenders. Their main duties are to maintain possession of the ball, taking the ball from defenders and feeding it to the strikers, as well as dispossessing opposing players.
- Before the game, representatives of each team meet with the referee to toss a coin. According to the FIFA rules, the team that wins the toss gets to choose which goal it will attack. The other team kicks off to start the game. In soccer, the team that kicks off is said to be "taking" the kickoff.
Updated: 18th September 2018