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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:51:04 +0000

 



The 10 Worst Quarterbacks in the NFL

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

10 Worst Quarterbacks in the NFL



What Made Barry Sanders a Hall of Fame NFL...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

One of the most electrifying running backs in NFL history, Barry Sanders thrilled NFL fans throughout the 90's decade.



Recapping the Career of One of the Best QBs in...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Denver Broncos legend John Elway was one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in NFL history. Check out the details of John Elway's NFL career.



How do you play middle linebacker?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

How do you play middle linebacker (mike linebacker)? Here's a breakdown of what playing middle linebacker entails.



The Dallas Cowboys and Other Cheerleaders in...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Check out these fantastic football cheerleader pictures taken by your Football guide. This photo gallery contains some of the hottest cheerleader pictures on the internet.



The Complete Guide to Football Terminology

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

This football glossary includes definitions for hundreds of commonly used terms. Intended for new fans, football 101 is useful for almost anyone.



Sam (Strong Line) Linebacker Tips

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Alignment and assignment for playing Sam linebacker, as well as their run and pass read.



Profile of NFL Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

This Johnny Unitas biography outlines his statistics and career highlights. Also included are the career statistics and many awards Johnny Unitas has received.



Earl Campbell

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Earl Campbell is a Hall-of-Fame running back who played for the Houston Oilers and the New Orleans Saints. Campbell won the Heisman Trophy in 1977.



Top 10 Running Backs of All Time

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The NFL has produced many great running backs over the years, and picking the best of the best is difficult because it's hard to compare different players from different eras. But after looking at the body of work produced by some of the all-time greats, we've put together a list of our top ten running backs of all time.



Football 101: Understanding the Basics of...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts on each end.



Why Understanding Down and Distance is Key to...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Understanding down and distance is probably the biggest key to understanding football, and About football will help you figure it out!



25 Questions to Expect if You're a Interviewing...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Preparing for a job interview takes on a different meaning regarding the hiring of a high school football head coach. Coaching applicants are likely to be asked most or all of these interview questions.



How to Play Strong Safety in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Includes the basics of playing strong safety, including the alignment, assignment, and read, as well as who should play strong safety.



Understanding Football's Cover 2 Zone Defense

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Understand the basics of the cover 2 zone. Includes assignments for safeties, linebackers, and cornerbacks. Also has an image that shows the zones on the field for cover 2.



How to Play Defensive End in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The job of a defensive end actually is pretty much what it sounds like: Hold down the end of the line of scrimmage and don't let anyone get outside.



Defensive Line Positions Explained

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

What is a defensive line, what do they do, and what makes a good defensive line.



How To Play Free Safety in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The basics of how to play free safety on a football team. Includes information about who should play free safety and what they do.



Why Getting Super Bowl Tickets is Easy if...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Super Bowl - About Football explains how to get Super Bowl tickets.



XFL Cheerleaders - Cheerleader Pictures

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Check out these fantastic cheerleader pictures taken by your Football guide. This photo gallery contains some of the hottest cheerleader pictures on the internet.



Football Officals and Their Duties During a Game

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

This page outlines each football official's responsibilities along with their positioning on the football field



Ever heard of Sam, Mike and Will? They're...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

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Super Bowl Games and Stadiums

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football provides a list of stadiums and cities that have hosted the Super Bowl.



Understanding the Uniform Numbers and Positions...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Every football player's uniform has a number on it that is unique for that particular team. This chart explains which numbers are assigned to each position in the NFL.



How to Play Linebacker in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Basics of the linebacker position in football. Includes information on alignment, who should play, and what they do.



Youth Football: Fundamentals, Proper Techniques...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Those involved with youth football programs often forget teaching proper techniques and fundamentals is much more important than the team's playboook.



What Does a Cornerback Do? How to Play Cornerback

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

What is a cornerback and what do they do? Different techniques are covered, including man-to-man, press coverage, zone/bail technique.



How Are the NFL League and Playoffs Organized?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Consisting of 32 teams, the NFL is organized into a pair of conferences which are sub-divided into divisions.



How to Run the Cover 3 Zone Defense in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Description of the cover 3 defense, including strengths, weaknesses, and assignments.



What Are the 6 Defensive Positions in Football?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football defines all the positions played on the defensive side of the ball.



Did Seattle Seahawks "Fix" the NFC title game?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Ticket lawsuit against NFL has merit



Play-Action pass.

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

A play-action pass is misdirection play used by the offense in football.



Super Bowl Attendance

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football lists the attendance for every Super Bowl.



Results of Every Postseason Game the Dallas...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Check out the results of all of the Dallas Cowboys playoff games throughout NFL history.



The Difference Between Franchise and Transition...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The NFL's system of Franchise Tags and Transition tags can seem complicated, but this resource explains the difference between the Transition and Franchise player.



Toss Sweep Improves I-Formation Outside Run...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

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The Difference Between Strong and Free Safety...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

This article describes the difference between the strong safety and free safety positions in football.



How to Play Weak Side or "Will" Linebacker in...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Instructional piece on how to play Will linebacker, including alignment, assignments, and key/read. Also includes information on who should play Will linebacker.



How do you run a fullback trap?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

After running the football strong side several plays, linebackers and other defenders tend to anticipate the direction of the offensive play. The fullback trap stops defenses from anticipating.



3 Football Helmets That Might Help Reduce...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Schutt, Riddell, and Xenith companies, which emphasize state-of-the-art improvements aimed at reducing the number of concussions suffered by football players, produce three of the best football helmets available.



Know Every NFL, AFL and Super Bowl Champion...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football lists the NFL champions for every season since 1920 along with the AFL champions from 1960 to 1969.



The Youngest and Oldest Players and Coaches to...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football lists the youngest and the oldest coaches and players throughout NFL history.



What Are the Special Teams Positions in Football?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football defines all the specialized positions played on special teams.



How Wide Receiver Terrell Owens Made His Mark...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football offers a timeline of bad boy Terrell Owens' antics during his NFL career.



Who Were the Starting Quarterbacks in Every...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football offers a list of every quarterback to ever start in a Super Bowl. This Super Bowl resource also includes the quarterbacks' age and college attended.



Remembering Super Bowl I: Who Played, Who Won...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl I includes a game recap and scoring summary.



How to Catch a Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Insight into the basic fundamentals of catching a football. Beneficial for wide receivers, running backs, or anyone else who might end up catching the ball.



Guidelines for Evaluating Football Coaches

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Developing performance evaluation guidelines provides coaches and administrators information important in creating a successful football program.



Players Who Have Won Super Bowls with More Than...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football lists all the players who have won Super Bowls with more than one team.



5 Valuable Tips For Youth Football Coaches

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Advice for youth football coaches. Keep it fun, keep it safe, teach the fundamentals, teach good sportsmanship, and build lasting relationships.



From Standard to Keeper: 6 Types of Fantasy...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

An explanation of six popular types of fantasy football leagues.



How can a 3-4 defense stop both the run and pass?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

A strong side twist blitz can be effective in stopping the rush as well as the pass. The strength of the five-man rushing package, however, is dependent on the secondary's ability to disguise coverages.



How to Determine If You Should Play on the...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The offensive lineman position in football is detailed, including who should play and how to improve your skills as an offensive lineman.



How to Play Defensive Back in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Defensive backs.are the defensive football players charged with pass coverage. They're positioned behind the linebackers or near the sidelines.



Watching Football Through a Coach's Eyes

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Coaches and casual fans can watch the same game and see very different things. Coaches tend to pay attention to a variety of details on each play.



What Does it Mean to be an Unrestricted Free...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

An unrestricted free agent may sign with any club, through the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp (generally late July).



What are some funny names for NFL teams?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Here are some popular and insulting nicknames for NFL teams.



Complete list of all players that have won MVP

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Complete list of all players that have won MVP



More Than 100 Yards: What Are the Exact...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Learning the exact dimensions of the field is not necessarily that important, but it is good to have a basic knowledge of the field itself. This page provides the dimensions of the playing field as well as many of the basic terms associated with a football field.



Shape and Size are Key, But What Makes a...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

What is a football? What is it made of? How big is a football?



Football's 8 Positions on Offense

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football defines all the positions played on the offensive side of the ball.



What is a Restricted Free Agent in Football?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About.com Football defines the term restricted free agent.



What Are the Biggest Problems With Youth...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Coaching integrity and parental interference top the list of concerns by youth football coaches nationwide.



What is the West Coast Offense in Football?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

What is the West Coast Offense? About Football offers a brief introduction explaining the objectives and basics of the West Coast Offense.



How NOT to Throw like Tim Tebow

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

How to throw a football properly. Four tips for quarterbacks on developing a successful throwing technique.



5 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

This list provides 5 examples of good life lessons one can glean from the game of football. It includes discipline, perseverance, teamwork, goal setting. It helps parents understand how to help their son not just play the game, but learn from it.



How Football Coaches Can Get the Most of Their...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

These defensive line drills allow football coaches to keep practices interesting and fresh for players. The drills teach proper techniques needed for successful defensive line play during football games.



How Many Ways Can a Football Team Score Points?

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

This basics of football tutorial explains all the different methods of scoring in football.



Extra! Extra! Read All About What PAT Means in...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term PAT.



The Next Super Bowl Will be a Lot Warmer

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football lists the location of all future Super Bowls as they are made official by the NFL.



Fantasy Football 101: What You Need to Know to...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Fantasy football is a statistics-based game in which players compete against each other by drafting and managing players from NFL teams.



What is Football's 4-3 Defense and How Does it...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

To fully utilize the benefits of a 4-3 defensive system, coaches must recognize the importance of implementing the Over and Under defensive calls.



How To Eat For Success in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

A diet and nutrition guide for football players: What to eat and what not to eat for success on the football field.



Teaching Linebackers the Triangle, Read, React...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Football players wanting to excel at the linebacker position must develop a certain 'nose to the ball' ability, and it starts with coaches teaching the triangle read concept.



From Alignment to Assignment to Snap: Playing...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The tackle is the anchor of a football team's defensive line. There are typically two tackles on the field positioned on the inside of the line.



Sweetness: The Life and Career of Football...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Long-time Chicago Bears great Walter Payton was one of the best running backs of all time. About Football outlines his career, including statistics, accomplishments, awards, and more.



Offensive Game Planning for Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Once a defense’s tendencies are studied and understood, an offense can run a game plan to highlight their own strengths and the defense’s weaknesses.



Advice For Young Football Players: Control What...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Control your attitude, your mind, and your effort, and you will be a better football player, regardless of how physically talented you are.



Atlanta Falcons Hall of Fame Players

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The list of Atlanta Falcons Hall of Famers is rather short in comparison to some of the other NFL franchises, but they have had a few players who received the ultimate football honor of enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.



Football 101: How a Football Game Begins

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Football 101: How a football game begins. About.com takes a look at how a traditional football game begins.



Once Upon a Time There Was O.J. Simpson the...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

O.J. Simpson is one of the greatest running backs and one of the most infamous characters in NFL history. Check out the details of O.J. Simpson's NFL career.



How to Play Wide Receiver in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Fundamentals of the wide receiver position in football, including who should play, where they line up, and how to improve as a wide receiver.



Stopping Power Football with the Eagle Defense

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Offenses lining up in a two-back power set can cause problems for defenses. Shifting to the eagle defensive alignment is a successful response.



Top 10 Reasons to Love/Hate Cam Newton

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Top 10 Reasons to Love/Hate Cam Newton



Wide Receiver Screen Pass Pressures Defensive...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

A wide receiver slip screen pass pressures a defensive secondary that is aligned deep.



How Each Winning Super Bowl Team Finished the...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Check the success of every winning Super Bowl team the year following their championship season.



Top Five NFL Quarterbacks Most Likely to Lose...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Top Five NFL Quarterbacks Most Likely to Lose their Jobs



10 Funny Football Quotes

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Funny Football Quotes - About Football has put together a collection of funny football quotes.



How Football Coaches Read Offensive Formations

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

For football players playing defense, this article contains information on how to read an offensive formation, and determining the strong and weak side.



Top 5 Run Plays Out of the I-Formation for...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Using Multiple-I looks, you can control the clock running Iso, Toss Sweep, Fullback Trap, Counter, and Reverse.



What the Gap is in Football and How Defenses...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

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Understanding the Basics of the 3-4 Defense in...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The 3-4 defense is used by many NFL football teams. Learn the basics of this arrangement and how the players are used in this defensive strategy.



Herb Adderley: Pro Football Hall of Fame...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Herb Adderley - A biography of NFL legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley that includes his career highlights.



Check out this timeline of former NFL great...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

About Football offers a timeline of antics by controversial wide receiver Randy Moss during his NFL career.



Safety: About Football Glossary

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

In football, the secondary is the name given to the group of players that make up the defensive backfield.



Understanding Football's Over/Under 4-3 the...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

The Over/Under 4-3 defense is a variation of the basic 4-3 defense. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.



Randy Moss - Timeline of Randy Moss Accomplishm...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Randy Moss gets a lot of negative press for his antics, but his list of accomplishments is even greater. He is considered to be one of the best ever.



How Quarterback Rating is Calculated in Football

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

How to calculate a quarterback rating.



What Are the Shotgun and Pistol Formations in...

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

Compares the shotgun formation to the pistol formation in football.



NFL's Top 5 Father-Son Combinations

2017-02-24T11:51:04Z

There have been about 200 father-son combinations in the NFL, and About Football ranks the best of all-time.