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The official: What questions do you have about Football thread?

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This thread is to answer any questions involving football. Whether that be salary cap, contract concerns, industry terminology, basic + advanced defensive and offensive strategy and schemes. Along with anything else you can think of that you would like an answer for or dont completely understand.

I can't answer every question but I'm sure someone here can.

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[ Edited by JBrack on May 11, 2017 at 7:26 PM ]
  • thl408
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Why is it called a football when most of it is played with the hands?
Well considering our American football derives from rugby id have to imagine thats the main reason. In rugby you often kick the "football" to score points. The ball was actually designed for kicking and not throwing from what I have heard.
[ Edited by JBrack on May 11, 2017 at 11:21 PM ]
Why is it 6 points for a TD?
Why is a 5 yard holding penalty an automatic first down?
  • HERN
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Member Milestone: This is post number 1,600 for HERN.
Who and why decided the shape and the purpose of a field goal?
why isn't a 50+ yard FG worth 4 points?
In a 4-3 defense in a base configuration, how much responsibility does the DE on the strong side have to contain the edge on a run play?
Originally posted by 49erphan:
In a 4-3 defense in a base configuration, how much responsibility does the DE on the strong side have to contain the edge on a run play?

depends on the play call.

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Is a quarterback only worth 1/4 of a fullback of 1/2 as much as a halfback?

Why does the NFL feel the need to keep adding more rules?

Why not strip away all of the protection and allow the players to play like rugby, Gaelic or Aussie Rules footballers? By taking away their feeling of invulnerability you are likely to stop the ridiculous moves that end up causing injuries.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Is a quarterback only worth 1/4 of a fullback of 1/2 as much as a halfback?

It's actually opposite if you think about it. The quarterback makes more than the halfback who makes more than the fullback.
  • Chico
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Two part question:
1) What is the difference between a 4-3 linebacker and a 3-4 linebacker?
2) Why do we draft 6'8" players on the D-line (AA) - seems too tall to get any leverage and rush the passer?
What about the playoffs?

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Why do you play?
Are you a man?
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