Offensive tackle

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In American and Canadian football, offensive tackles (OT, T) are a part of the offensive line. Like other offensive linemen, their job is to block: to physically keep defenders away from the offensive player who has the football.



A tackle is the strong position on the offensive line. They power their blocks with quick steps and maneuverability. The tackles are mostly in charge of the outside protection. If the tight end goes out for a pass, the tackle must cover everyone that his guard doesn’t, plus whoever the tight end isn’t covering. Usually they defend against defensive ends. In the NFL, offensive tackles often measure over 6’4” and 300 pounds.

Right tackle

The right tackle (RT) is usually the team's best run blocker. Most running plays are towards the strong side (the side with the tight end) of the offensive line. Consequently the right tackle will face the defending team's best run stoppers. He must be able to gain traction in his blocks so that the running back can find a hole to run through. Designated as the left and right tackles, they begin each play at the line of scrimmage, to the outside of the guards and to the inside of any tight ends or wide receivers that might be in the play. On running plays, they usually push defenders away to clear a path (or "hole") through which the running back can carry the ball. On passing plays, they usually obstruct onrushing defenders from reaching and sacking the quarterback. They are ineligible receivers, meaning they are not allowed to catch passes.

Left tackle

The left tackle (LT) is usually the team's best pass blocker. Of the two tackles, the left tackles will often have better footwork and agility than the right tackle in order to counter-act the pass rush of defensive ends. Most quarterbacks are right-handed and in order to throw, they stand with their left shoulders facing downfield, closer to the line of scrimmage. Thus, they turn their backs to defenders coming from the left side, creating a vulnerable blind spot that the left tackle must protect.

A 2006 book by Michael Lewis, , shed much light on the workings of the left tackle position. The book discusses how the annual salary of left tackles in the NFL skyrocketed in the mid-90's. Premier left tackles are now highly sought after commodities, and are often the second highest paid players on a roster after the quarterback.

Notable left tackles currently playing in the NFL include Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, John Tait, Chris Samuels, and Orlando Pace.

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tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. The tight end is the last man on the offensive line but has a slightly different build and in some cases a different role than other linemen.
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Defensive end (DE) is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football.

This position has designated the players at each end of the defensive line, but changes in formations have substantially changed how the position is played over the
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Sport American football
Founded 1920
CEO Roger Goodell (Commissioner)
No. of teams 32, divided into two sixteen-team conferences, each of which consists of four four-team divisions.
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tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. The tight end is the last man on the offensive line but has a slightly different build and in some cases a different role than other linemen.
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line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension, beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun.
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tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. The tight end is the last man on the offensive line but has a slightly different build and in some cases a different role than other linemen.
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wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. Wide receivers (also referred to as wideouts or simply receivers
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In American football, rushing has two different meanings.

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The first is an action taken by the offensive team that means to advance the ball by running, as opposed to passing.
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forward pass is when the ball is thrown from one player to another on the same team, ending closer to the opponent's goal line.

American and Canadian Football

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Quarterback (QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the center, in the middle of the offensive line.
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eligible pass receiver may legally catch a forward pass, or be more than five yards past the line of scrimmage on a forward passing play. If the pass is received by a non-eligible receiver, the penalty for "illegal touching" is assessed (the play is treated as an incomplete pass,
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Walter Jones

Seattle SeahawksNo. 71
'''Offensive tackle

Date of Birth: January 19 1974
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Johnathan Ogden

Baltimore RavensNo. 75
'''Offensive tackle

Date of Birth: July 31 1974
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John Tait

Chicago BearsNo. 76

Offensive tackle
Date of Birth: January 26 1975
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Chris Samuels

Washington RedskinsNo. 60

Offensive tackle
Date of Birth: July 28 1977
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Orlando Pace

St. Louis RamsNo. 76
'''Offensive tackle

Date of Birth: November 4 1975
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American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. However, because the rules allow unlimited substitution between plays, the types of players on the field for each team differ depending on the situation.
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American football, known in the United States simply as football [1] is a competitive team sport known for its physical roughness despite being a highly strategic game.
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Canadian football is a form of football played chiefly in Canada in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100.6 m) long and 65 yards (59.
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