Pro Football Quarterback Info

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The Quarterback

The Quaterback´s job on a football game is to touch the ball on every offensive play during a football game. The quarterback must direct his team towards the end zone of the football field and score as many points as possible. The typical team scores on one-third of its offensive possessions, resulting in either a touchdown or a field goal. So you can see that the quarterback is under enormous pressure to generate points every time the offense takes the field.

The quarterback is the football player who announces the plays in the huddle, but he doesn’t call them on his own. Football Coaches decide what plays the offense will use. But the quarterback must be prepared to change the play at the line of scrimmage if it doesn’t appear that the play will succeed.

Quarterback sneak

Teams run this play when the offense needs a yard or less for a first down. The quarterback takes a direct snap from the center and either leaps behind his center or guard, or dives between his guard and center, hoping to gain a first down.

Shotgun snap

In passing situations when the team has many yards to go for a first down or touchdown, quarterbacks sometimes take a shotgun snap: the quarterback stands 6 to 8 yards behind the center and receives the ball through the air from the center, much like a punter does. Starting from the shotgun position, the quarterback doesn’t have to drop back. He can survey the defense and target his receivers better. However, defending against a quarterback who lines up in the shotgun position is easier for the defensive players, because they know the play is very likely to be a pass instead of a run.