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Football 101: Football Officials and Their Duties

Posted 10-14-2009 at 11:46 PM by hagan714
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Football Officials and Their Duties

Football officials... the men on the field we all love to hate and complain about. But without these keepers of the rules, a football game could not progress with any sort of structure or sanity.

Officials play a very important role in the game, from keeping the game rolling along and calling penalties when a rule is broken, to making sure the athletes don't unnecessarily hurt each other. Officials are responsible for monitoring the...
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2009 LB Preview and Some Football 101

Posted 05-21-2009 at 07:25 AM by hagan714
Updated 05-21-2009 at 07:31 AM by hagan714

Now what have the Saints done to improve the LB corp in 2009? Lets take a look. I have included a basic outline of each players role also. Remember Basic is the key word.

4-3 Outside Linebackers

Outside linebackers (4-3):

Will (weak side, or non-tight end side)
Sam (strong side, or tight end side).

The OLBs roles vary from defense to defense, but the basic idea behind it is covering an outside zone, the area between the hash and...
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OT Behind the measurements: Height vs. Arm Length

Posted 03-12-2009 at 04:09 PM by hagan714
Updated 05-04-2009 at 06:24 PM by hagan714

Behind the measurements: Height vs. arm length

By National Football Post 3 hours, 49 minutes ago

NFL scouting combine, draft prospects strip down to their underwear and parade in front of scouts and executives in an event known as the weigh-in. This is the first time official heights and weights are taken on each player. However, two other vital pieces of information are also recorded that have just as much importance in determining how “big” a potential NFL prospect...
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