Who protects the quarterback in football?
FB = fullback: A player who's responsible for blocking for the running back and also for pass-blocking to protect the quarterback. Fullbacks, who are generally bigger than running backs, are short-yardage runners. WR = wide receiver: A player who uses his speed and quickness to elude defenders and catch the football.
A normal complement of defensive backs includes two cornerbacks and two safeties, though specialty defensive backs (nickelbacks and dimebacks) can be brought in in place of linebackers and defensive linemen, when there is need to cover additional pass receivers. Typically two players primarily cover the wide receivers.
- The quarterback is one of those four, and the others are usually running backs, fullbacks, tight ends, and slot receivers. Six of the 11 players on offense are eligible receivers and can catch a forward pass. The other five are ineligible receivers.
- A wide receiver, also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers, is an offensive position in American and Canadian football, and is a key player. Wide receivers are among the fastest players on the field. The wide receiver functions as the pass-catching specialist.
- A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the backfield, and to block.
A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers.
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- A corner kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the defending team, and a goal is not scored.
- The safeties are defensive backs who line up from ten to fifteen yards in front of the line of scrimmage. There are two variations of the position in a typical American formation: the free safety (FS) and the strong safety (SS). Their duties depend on the defensive scheme.
A type of receiver in football that lines up behind the line of scrimmage, usually on the side of the tight end and the opposite side of the split end. This type of receiver is also known as a "flanker" or "wide receiver". In a certain position, the Z receiver will also be referred to as a "slot back".
- A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers.
- FB (Full Back) A running back (RB) who is used primarily to block for the half back, and is also used to sometimes run the ball. HB (Half Back) A running back (RB) who is used primarily for running plays, though he can also block.
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Updated: 28th November 2019