Football - American

American football is much different than what many parts of the world call football. American football is a full contact sport. It involves two teams competing to carry the ball from one end of the field to another to score. Progress is marked by yard lines. It involves kicking, passing, tackling, as well as other physical and mental skills.

Asked in Football - American, Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl

How many super bowl rings does Darrell Green have?

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2, in Super Bowls XXII and XXVI. He also played in Super Bowl XVIII in his rookie season, a game the Redskins lost.
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Why do we need agility in football?

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Agility is basically a quick change in direction. Agility is most seen in cutting motions of a running back,
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Which NFL teams run the west coast offense?

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NFL teams that currently use the west coast offense are: - Green Bay Packers - Washington Redskins - Cincinnati Bengals - San Francisco 49ers - St. Louis Rams - Chicago Bears - Kansas City Chiefs - New York Jets - Indianapolis Colts - New York Giants
Asked in Football - American, American Football History

What helmets do NFL players use?

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the official helmet company of the NFL is Riddell, so most players in the NFL wear those, because in order to wear any other helmet the players have to have the name of the company taken off the helmet. ive noticed that most players wear the Revolution Speed by Riddell. its the best helmet that Riddell produces. ive only seen two other players wearing a helmet by another company although im sure there are more, Chad Ochocinco and Justin Tuck both wear the Ion 4D by Schutt which is the best helmet made to this point.
Asked in Football - American, National Football League (NFL)

Who is the highest paid player in the NFL?

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The structure of NFL salaries can make any player seem to be making more than any other player, but the averages are not always the net they receive (because of salary cap considerations) or are guaranteed (they can receive more or less). The top 20 players are all in the $16-20 million dollar range for their current contracts. Joe Flacco of the Ravens has the highest guaranteed salary: $51 million for the first 2 years. But other QBs may make more in any given year. The highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL for 2014 are: Aaron Rodgers ($110 million over 5 years) Colin Kaepernick ($13 million guaranteed but up to $126 million over 6 years) Jay Cutler ($126 million over 7 years, guaranteed $54 million over 3 years) Tony Romo ($13.5 million, $108 million over 6 years) Matt Ryan ($104 million, guaranteed $63 million over 3 years) Joe Flacco* ($20.1 million, $120.6 million over 6 years) Drew Brees ($ 20 million, guaranteed $60 million up to $100 million over 5 years) Peyton Manning ($15 million guaranteed, $100 million over 5 years) Matthew Stafford (3 years $53 million) Eli Manning (6 years, $98 million) WR Larry Fitzgerald (7 years, $113 million) WR Calvin Johnson (7 years, $113 million) -- -The highest paid NFL players as of 2011 were: Peyton Manning who is paid $23 million dollars a year. The rest is in order are as follows: Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons, $43.8 million over 5 years Sam Bradford Quarterback for the St. Louis Rams: $18.4 million dollars a year Tom Brady Quarterback for the New England Patriots: $18 million dollars a year Michael Vick Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles: $15.9 million dollars a year Richard Seymour Defensive End/Defensive Tackle: $15 million dollars a year Elvis Dumervil Defensive End/Outside Linebacker: $14 million dollars a year Mark Sanchez Quarterback for the New York Jets: $13.5 million dollars a year Gerald McCoy Defensive Tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: $12.8 million dollars a year Haloti Ngata Defensive Tackle for the Baltimore Ravens: $12.5 million dollars a year Paul Soliai Defensive Tackle for the Miami Dolphins: $12.4 million dollars a Note that because of salary cap manipulations, an individual's salary in a particular year may be much higher or lower. For example, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was paid over $27 million in 2008. Payton manning
Asked in Football - American, American Football History

What is the highest NFL football fine in history?

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The max fine in the NFL is $500,000. New England Patriots were fined $500,000 for spying on an opponent's defensive signals.
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How many midfielders on a football team?

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the most common is 4 midfielders but it could also be 3, 5 or even 2 on a football team
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What was football like in the 1920's?

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It was impeccably dangerous due to the helmets inability to work up to proper standards that at which they needed to meet. Also, for other links that pertain to this question... (To improve the former answer, that was previously given.)
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Why is American football called football?

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Although what Americans call "soccer" and the rest of the world calls "football" consists of almost all players using their feet to play the game, Americans decided to use the name ''football'' for another sport (What other countries call American Football). Some feel that this is incorrect and that the sport doesn't fit the name since probably 90-95% of the time the "football" doesn't touch any of the players feet. But it should be understood by all that there are no rules or laws of the world saying that a sport must be called by a name that the majority of the world uses, and it should also be understood that although the ball might not "touch" a players foot for most of the game, feet are being used for much of the game, including running, kicking, and scoring. For example, to get the ball to the other end of the field and to the goal a player must run, stumble, hop, and trample among other things to get over and through the opposing sides teammates. No matter how much passing (or throwing as some would call it) is involved, there has been no known game where passes were thrown through the entire duration of the game and not anyone had to use their feet at all to gain progress. It is basically impossible to throw the whole distance of the football field through the entire game to gain points (for both teams). There has also been no known game where, again, through an entire duration players floated, hovered, crawled, walked on their hands or did anything of the sort to gain progress and to gain each and every point. They had/have to use their feet no matter which way they are trying to score. Although there is passing, sometimes it is misconstrued by those who don't completely understand the sport, that that isn't all there is (There is also a thing called the ''run game''). So, although Americans may not have gone with what seemed to be the easier and more popular route of naming the two sports (soccer=football, football=pass ball, or throw ball, or catch ball to some) that does not mean it is wrong, or that it doesn't make sense, or that the name should be changed because it doesn't fit in with the entire world. --- It's a reflection of the game's origins. The first football-type games played on U.S. college campuses were kicking-oriented sports like soccer. But every school had its own rules. It wasn't until the 1870s that the schools convened to agree on a standardized set of rules -- which, at Harvard's prodding, were based on the English rugby code. Rugby, of course, is really "rugby football." And since everyone had already been calling it football, the name stuck -- although it could just as easily at that point have become known as American rugby. Kicking was a much more prominent part of the game in the early days than it is now, too. Before the forward pass was legalized, teams attempted more field goals, and punting was considered a primary defensive strategy for a team whose running game was bogging down. Also The word 'football' is from the English language and was originally spelled as 'foot ball'. When the term 'foot ball' was first used in medieval England it described 'a ball game played on foot' known as mob football or Shrovetide football in which more running with the ball was required than kicking the ball. These ball games had earlier descriptions such as 'playing at ball' and there were similar if not identical ball games being played in other countries at the same time. These games include 'Hurling' played in Wales & Cornwall and 'La Soule' or 'Choule' played in the north of France. However, mob football or Shrovetide football was the first ball game to be specifically referred to as 'foot ball'. I have created the link 'Shrovetide football' from the BBC which provides an insight into how the game is played showing photos of the Up'ards and Down'ards 'mob' playing the game. These Shrovetide games evolved into other forms of football notably Rugby football which was said to have been started by a pupil at Rugby school called William Webb Ellis in 1823. The Rugby Union Football world cup is called the "Webb Ellis Trophy" after him. The rules of early Rugby contributed too many other codes of football in England and other English speaking countries during the 19th centaury. American football is one of these games. It could be argued that American football is a purer form of football than say Association football (soccer) or Australian Rules football because like Rugby is retains more of the original medieval characteristics. --- Some might say, simply, "because they kick the football." But the real story is deeper. The origin of Gridiron (American football) is in the history of the world's most popular sport: Football (soccer). When soccer -- more universally known as "football" (which of course makes sense because football players use their feet) -- players decided to change their centuries-old game with restrictions such as the no-use-of-hands rules, people who disliked this broke away to create rugby. The US version of the game under the same old name "football" (Gridiron) has more of a rugby style, the whole time forgetting why it was called that. * Gridiron (American football) is a derivative of rugby football, and while the feet are used more often in rugby than on the gridiron, much of the game is still played by handling the ball. Both variations are still considered football. * North America style Gridiron (American football) did not originally use the "forward pass" and much more of the play involved footwork, such as the "drop kick" and the running punt kick. In the first rules, only the " side pass" was allowed, as long as the two players were side by side, with no forward motion of the ball, similar to rugby rules. The Canadian Football League ( CFL ) still allows a drop kick to score a field goal, and also has a thing called a "safety" when the kicker is able to kick the ball through the end zone, so it lands out of play. Both the NFL and the CFL still have the drop-kick available as a weapon - on the point-after-touchdown, or from the field for 3 points. The "safety" is worth a single point in Canada. The Canadian game also features the ability, on fumbles, to kick the ball, but not on incomplete passes. It also features a 'touch back' which is a tackle in the end-zone, which is worth two points (called a safety in US football * The global name for football (soccer) is of course football. The global name for American football is Gridiron. Gridiron is a type of handball and not football. Football is a sport where players control the ball with their feet and only football (soccer) does this. Gridiron is where hands are used to control a ball. Football has been played for many centuries but had no official rules. The British created rules for football in 1848. After that many codes of handball arose including rugger and gridiron, none of which are codes of football. * It's a reflection of American football's origins. The first football type of game that colleges played in North America was almost identical to what became soccer: You scored by kicking a goal. But every school had its own rules. That was true even over in England, before the Football Association was created to establish a standard set of rules. Over here in the USA, we had no such governing body, so the schools took it upon themselves to sit down and draw up their own set of rules that everyone could agree on. In an age when overseas communications took weeks, if not months, Americans lived in relative isolation from their football counterparts in Europe and thus weren't able to easily keep tabs on how the game was progressing there. So Americans (and Canadians) took it upon themselves to sort things out on their own and draw up a set of rules that appealed to them. Although most schools in North America were playing some variety of soccer, others, including Harvard, preferred a game that was more like rugby. When the schools first met to discuss a set of rules, Harvard pressed to base their common rules on the English rugby code, and they prevailed. From that point on, the American version of football began to develop out of rugby instead of soccer. The same process of codifying rules had happened in England, too: After the Football Association was formed, some clubs disagreed over which rules to use -- primarily, the rule that governed the use of hands in the game. Those who favored prohibiting the hands formed the Football Association, and those who wanted to use the hands as part of the game eventually went on to form the first Rugby Football Union. The American game could just as easily have been called American rugby, but since everyone was already calling it "football," the name stuck. Besides, in the early days, the American game was much more kicking-oriented than it is now. When there was no forward pass and kicks could be taken from anywhere on the field, teams would frequently dropkick to try to score, or they'd use a deep punt as a defensive strategy, if their running game was getting bogged down. It was only when the forward pass was legalized and kicks were limited to those taken from behind the line of scrimmage that the feet began to play a less prominent role in the American game. But again, everyone already called the game football, so there was no reason to change it. Just keep in mind that what we call "rugby" is actually "rugby football," yet rugby players handle the ball as much as they kick it. What most of the world calls simply "football" is technically "association football," from the name of its founding and governing body. When soccer and rugby split, the association game simply adopted "football" as its name, while rugby football focused on the first part of its name. That doesn't mean one game is football while the other isn't. They're still both football games with a shared origin. What's more, since the soccer/rugby split, other football-related games have evolved to emphasize other parts of the body to propel the ball. In fact, of the world's six major football codes -- soccer, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, American (gridiron) football, and Gaelic football -- soccer is the only one that prohibits use of the hands. And they all employ kicking strategies to a greater or lesser extent. In 1895 Rugby football clubs north of England based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire created a break-way game that became known as Rugby League Football. This is a faster game with 13 players instead of the 15 as used in the Rugby Union game. In Britain today a football club will typically carry the name of the village, town or city in which the club is located followed by one of three acronyms namely AFC (Association Football Club), RUFC (Rugby Union Football Club) or RLFC (Rugby League Football Club). All are considered forms of football that evolved from a common game with very few rules which can be traced hundreds of years. As American football was created by emigrants influenced by these games American Football shares these common origin as do the people whose medieval European ancestors who played the game in its original primitive pre-codified form.
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What makes football so popular worldwide?

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it's a great sport! and it is fun 2 watch!
Asked in Football - American, Fantasy Football

What does projections mean in fantasy football?

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It is the number of fantasy points that experts predict that player to achieve for that given week. For example, if a running back is going up against the league's best run defensive team, the projection for that week will be slightly lower that if he is going up against the league's worst run defense. Many factors contribute to the projections, such as the example mentioned above, if the backup running back may be injured, and (not limited to) past fantasy point numbers. The projected stats will vary greatly from one source to the other. I have found the most accurate predictions to be Yahoo and ESPN, but nobody can accurately predict the stats.
Asked in Football - American, National Football League (NFL)

How many players are allowed on an NFL team?

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There can be no more than 53 players on an active team roster. There is also a stipulation that a team may only carry 45 players on its game day roster, so the team must decide each week on which 8 players will be inactive, or 7 if they carry a 3rd quarterback.
Asked in Football - American, American Football History, Super Bowl

Where is the Super Bowl location for 2015?

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The 2015 Super Bowl will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona. Past locations have included: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (2012) Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (2013) New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (2014)
Asked in Washington Redskins, Football - American, National Football League (NFL)

What years did Joe Theismann play for the Redskins?

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Joe Theismann played for the Washington Redskins from 1974 to 1985.
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What does the player in each of the different football positions do?

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: Goalie: The goalie has two main jobs: 1) to talk to the players, the goalie see the field better than anybody else, even the coaches and its their job to keep everybody in order especially defense 2) keep the ball out of the net, this is a given, the goalie is the last defence Sweeper: The sweeper talks just as much as the goalie. Its one of the last lines of defense and is there to aid the goalie. Aligns defenders to keep them in shape. Defensive Wings: They are there to keep the ball from going into the goal. They watch the other team's forwards and when they get the ball they send it out to the outside mids to move up the field. They mark the forwards and do not allow them receipt of the ball. Occasionally step up to support the attack. Stopper: The stopper has one job: ATTACK BALL! the stopper is always watching who has the ball. They contain, which means giving the other person space but not letting them pass. Stabbing at the ball is bad! Work as a midfielder to support attack as well. However, main priority is defending. Defensive Center Midfield: This player is there to work as defense and offense. They work with the offensive center mid to get the ball up the field. Center Attacking Midfield: This player is there to work with the defensive center mid and also can act as an extra forward. They really move the ball up the field and towards the goal. Outside Mids: Outside mids have goal line to goal line responsibilities. They have to be defense and offense. They make lots of diagonal passes in and out from defense, center mids, and forwards. They cross the ball in from the wings. Forwards: Forwards recieve the ball from the outside mids or center mids and shoot at the goal. Forwards do what is their name. They move the ball forward. Its pointless to stay in one place even if youre passing youre getting nowhere if the ball isnt moving towards the goal.
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What are some emotional benefits from playing football?

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some emotinal benefits are that if you are in a cup final and u lose in penalties that would be hard this was from tiarnan hargan
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What famous football player wore number 62?

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Jim Langer wore number 62 for the Miami dolphins between 1970-1979 and he played for the vikings for one season and he was inducted into the hall of fame in 1987
Asked by Ayden Lebsack in College Football, Football - American

Was Joe Burrow's 2019-2020 season the best ever by a college QB?

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It’s hard to argue otherwise. In his national championship win last night, he passed Colt Brennan on the all-time list for passing touchdowns in a single season, with 60; he also posted the second-best completion percentage (76.3), the third most passing yards (5,671), and the highest-ever passing efficiency rating (202) in a single season. If you’re a skeptic, you can check those stats here. Perhaps most telling, none of the quarterbacks in the top five of the above statistical categories won the national championship that season...besides Joe Burrow. In the national title game, he set the record for most total touchdowns and combined yards in the BCS/CFP era.