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

By Coach 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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What is a PAT in Football? (Explained)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

If you watch an NFL game, you might think that all touchdowns are worth 7 points.

That’s because in most cases, when a team scores a touchdown, you’ll see their score increase by 7 points.

But, if you’re new to the game of football, what you might not realize is that there are two (2) parts to every touchdown.

When a player crosses the goal line with the ball in his hand, his team scores 6 points.

Then, that team has the opportunity to score one (1) additional point through what’s known as a PAT — or a Point After Touchdown.

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