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Football 101: An offseason guide to better understanding the game

During the 2014 offseason, we are putting together a kind of Football 101 guide, breaking down some of the common terms that are used around the game, but may not be fully understood. Keep up with all of the stories through this StoryStream, and you can also find a link to it in the Nav Bar above.

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Football 101: Coverage Shells

A guide to tactics involving defensive backs in the NFL

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Football 101: Compensatory Picks

The NFL released the compensatory picks for the 2014 NFL Draft this week. Which made us wonder if everyone knows how compensatory picks work.

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Football 101: Free Agency Q&A from the NFL

The NFL recently published a question and answer press release answering some of the top questions fans may have about free agency. Today, we bring that document to you.

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Football 101: DL techniques and gaps

Our second offseason post to help understand some of the nuances of football. We all watch the game, we all know the terms, but do we really understand what it all means? This offseason, we will try to help explain some of those things. Today, we look at the defensive line, and what is meant by a gap technique.

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Football 101: The West Coast Offense

Recently, I was asked by a member of the site if there was a way, during the offseason, to put together a kind of Football 101 guide, breaking down some of the common terms that are used around the game, but may not be fully understood. Let's start with the West Coast Offense.

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