Monday, August 25, 2008


Running backs usually lines up behind the quarterback in an offensive formation, they specialize in rushing the football to gain yards. They can also catch passes from the quarterback, and on rare occasions can receive the snap from the center or even pass the football. When a team has an offensive formation that has two backs in the backfield, the lead back is called the fullback the other is called the tailback. The fullback usually blocks for the tailback helping him to gain yardage, but the fullback is also eligible to run or catch the football. Running backs must be in great mental and physical condition. A running back should know what he is supposed to do on every play. He also has to be able to carry the football between 20 to 30 times a game, catch passes out of the backfield, and block defensive players.


1. Must be able to run the football, catch passes and block defenders. Coaches love running backs that can due all three.

2. Running backs must have mental and physical toughness; they need these two things to deal with the punishment they must endure.

3. Running backs must know the playbook; he has to know where to line up in the backfield and what to do on each play. The Running back is a key element on offense.

4. Must be able to run the ball hard for the duration of the game. great running backs get stronger running with the football in the fourth quarter.


1. Who is the best running back of all time in the NFL.

2. Who is the best running back in the NFL for 2008.

3. Which team will win the Super Bowl for 2008.

4. Who will win Rookie of the year in the NFL for 2008.


1. Joe Montana

2. Tony Romo

3. Tim Tebow

4. Bret Favre

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Monday, August 18, 2008


The Quarterback is the player that runs and directs the offense. He usually gets the signal for the play from the coaching staff, and then he calls the play in the huddle. He usually lines up directly behind the center who hikes him the ball to start the play. The quarterback is involved in the majority of the offensive plays a team runs. He is either throwing it to a receiver, handing the ball off to a running back, or running it himself. In some situation a quarterback can call his own plays without getting a signal from the coach, one would be if a quarterback recognizes that the defense is running a certain play and then he calls an audible. Another rear situation is when the coaching staff allows the quarterback to call his own plays


1. Develop leadership skills, coaches loves for their starting quarterbacks to be leaders.

2. Get a lot of practice in the offseason. You need to work on arm strengh and footwork. Work on throwing football often and far, also work on various dropbacks espiciaaly the 5 step dropback.

3. Practice looking off safety to create space for the wide reciever, do not telegraph your throws.

4. Watch and learn what good quarterbacks do in certain situations, watch them on films or television.

5. Mentaly visualize yourself coming to the line and facing certain defenses, come up with what you will do against it.

6. A quarterback needs to study the playbook, he should know what every offensive player is doing when the ball is hiked.


1. Who is the best NFL quarterback of alltime?

2. Who is the best quarterback in the NFL for the 2008 season?

3. Who is the best quarterback in college for the 2008 season?

4. Who will have the most yards passing this season Aaron Rodgers or Bret Favre.

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Monday, August 11, 2008



This site is for both individuals who understand the game of football and for the beginner just learning the game. Each week on this site there will be a specific area in football to look over such as player positions, offense and defense, officiating and many more areas in football. I will also post up some of the questions on football that I receive from viewers of this site.


Quarter Back (OB) Strong Safety (SS)
Running Back (RB) Free Safety (FS)
Full Back (FB) Linebacker (LB)
Wide receiver (WR) Defensive End (DE)
Tight end (TE) Defensive Tackle (DT, DL)
Center (C)
Offensive Guard (OG)
Offensive Tackle (OT)

Below is a chart with how an offense and defense line up against each other. This is just a basic example of how they line up, but they can also line up in different formations. Email your football questions to I will get back to you with an answer and maybe even put it on the site.