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Terminology of the week

Blocked Punt

When the defense blocks an attempted punt.

Blocking Back

Used to describe a running back who is assigned to block on the majority of plays, such as when describing a fullback who is particularly skilled at blocking.

Blocking Sled

A heavy piece of practice equipment, usually a padded angular frame on metal skids, used for developing strength and blocking techniques.

Blown Coverage

When a defensive player misses an assignment resulting in a gain for the offense.


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