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Synonyms for blitz

Synonyms for blitz

(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line

a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment

attack suddenly and without warning

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Bruins strong safety Jarrad Page said Illinois had the ability to throw the ball much better than Oklahoma State did a week ago, and that made blitzing less of a risk.
6 and 7, the Strong Safety is rushing from the edge and the Weak Tandem is blitzing through the C gap.
This kind of step will also enable the blocker to pick up a blitzing linebacker or stunting lineman entering the blocker's inside gap, as well as put him on a path to block a linebacker inside of them.
PHOTO Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre fumbles after being blindsided by blitzing Broncos safety Steve Atwater in the second quarter.
Both the strong safety ($) and Sam (S) are blitzing.
Blitzing is an integral part of UCLA's game plan each week, but against Cal it's especially critical.
One sack or running play thrown for a loss by the blitzing CB and he will start begging the coach to "Call that one again, coach