line of scrimmage


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Synonyms for line of scrimmage

line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football

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Well, I think with any skilled player, if you have an opportunity to release clean into the route in the passing game, it takes away something that you're not really having to worry about or think about at the line of scrimmage,'' offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said.
Joey found out about Toyota's casting call when he received a MySpace friend request from "The Line of Scrimmage.
Count the defenders on the line of scrimmage against the Duck offensive interior linemen.
The last time we did it in the final game of the 2004 season, the line of scrimmage was the receiving team's 43, the tee was squarely on the 50-yard line, and the ball skipped out of bounds at the 3-yard line.
All this hand-to-hand combat is happening, every play, 100 miles per hour on the line of scrimmage, the area coaches call the "trenches.
He reads the head of the tight end and will lock him out at the line of scrimmage.
This particular play, a concoction from the Chip Kelly offensive recipe book, is very innovative and forces the defense to consider the wide receivers as potential pitchmen even after the quarterback has crossed the line of scrimmage.
8 shows the exploitation of a mismatch on the line of scrimmage.
The Trojans play press coverage, which means the cornerbacks position themselves at the line of scrimmage before dropping into zone coverage.
DEFENSIVE LINES that hope to be successful have to be taught to attack the offensive line and force them to reestablish the line of scrimmage and create problems for themselves.
We got stuck on the line of scrimmage and some easy stuff opened on the outside.
The slotbacks split out three yards from the tackles and one yard back of the line of scrimmage.
Any time the defensive line is stopped or cut off at the line of scrimmage, it will hurt its ability to play "games.
He spun away from a tackle behind the line of scrimmage, broke free up the middle, ran to the left sideline and then all the way back across the field for a 76-yard touchdown at the far right corner.