Football is a sport that involves running with the ball, passing it to team mates, and kicking it. It is a popular activity for children and adults alike.
Players on both teams are called “offense” and “defense.” The offense tries to score by running with the ball or passing it to other players, while the defense tries to stop the offense from scoring. The offense has four chances to move the ball 10 yards (called a “down”) before it must give up possession to the defense.
The defense tries to stop the offense from moving the ball and stopping the opponent’s offense from scoring by blocking, defending against running plays, or blitzing the quarterback. Defensive players include linebackers, defensive tackles, tight ends, and cornerbacks.
During the game, a team’s quarterback calls out a play, which can be as long as 800 pages in an NFL playbook. Often, the coach’s assistant will call the play, but some quarterbacks also call it out on their own.
Plays have crazy scrambled names, like 23 skidoo brown on three, which means the quarterback will hand off the ball to a certain player who will run to the right between two linemen. It’s also known as a play-action pass.
Each team has specialized players that play different roles. The offensive team, called the “offense,” tries to score by running with the ball, passing it to other players, and kicking it. The defense, called the “defense,” tries to stop the offense from scoring by preventing it from running with the ball, defending against passing plays, and blitzing the quarterback.