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What is a Skinny Post Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Routes

The main routes on the receiver route tree in football are the basic patterns all wide receivers, tight ends, and even running backs must learn.

They form the basis of just about every route that a receiver will run during a pass play to try to get open.

As receivers master the art of each of these passing routes, they will often have to learn slight variations of these.

One of these variations is the Skinny Post — which is slightly different from the typical Post route.

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What is Illegal Touching in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Rules & Penalties

An illegal touching penalty only applies to the first player who touches the ball on a forward pass.

For example, if the quarterback throws a pass to a wide receiver and that wide receiver touches the ball first, only he will be subject to a potential illegal touching penalty.

If the wide receiver tips the ball and it travels in the air to someone else, that second person isn’t subject to the penalty.

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What is a PBU in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Defense

There are a lot of different acronyms in football that quickly explain different things in the game.

Many of these acronyms are for statistical purposes, and are very well-known to people who play / follow the game.

These include things such as TD for touchdown, QB for quarterback, RB for running back, etc.

One acronym that may not be as familiar in football is the PBU, which represents Pass Break Up.

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What is a Silent Count in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

Just about every offensive play starts with the quarterback going through what’s known as a cadence.

He approaches the center, or takes his position in shotgun, and then begins to call out a set of commands (of sorts) that will help the offense get set.

This may sound something like: “Down. Blue 84, Blue 84, Set, Hike.”
Most of the words that are set before “hike” are irrelevant.

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Why is Tripping a Penalty in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

Offensive and defensive players in football are constantly trying to get an edge over their counterparts during games.

They learn different techniques for blocking and/or evading those blocks in an effort to accomplish their main task on a play.

Sometimes, players may think that an easy way to stop their opponent is to stick out their foot and trip another player.

Doing so, however, will result in a penalty in football.

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