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Football 101

A collection of articles breaking down some of the terminology used around the game of football.

What Would be Tua’s Wrestling Entrance Theme Be?

Here’s an Idea: Lets get the Ball to Gesicki and Williams More

Defensive line gap techniques: Where Christian Wilkins will play

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? This offseason, we will try to help explain some of those things. Today, we look at the DL.

Football 101: Zone Blocking Scheme

Football 101: The post-June 1 cut

Football 101: The one-point safety

The father of modern day football, the development of the slot, and Jarvis Landry

Sid Gillman forsaw the pass happy league we now embrace, and helped usher a new era.

Football 101: The ‘June 1 tender,’ the Patriots, and LeGarrette Blount

Football 101: Waived/Injured vs. Waived and how IR fits into the puzzle

Football 101: QB's pre-snap reads

Football 101 returns with a look at how a quarterback reads a defense pre-snap.

Football 101: The route tree

Continuing our Football 101 series with a look at the “route tree” for a receiver.

Football 101: Zone-blocking scheme

We take a look at the "zone-blocking scheme."

Football 101: Wide Nine technique

Our Football 101 series returns with a closer look at the "Wide-Nine" technique.

Looking for any Football 101 ideas you want covered

Want us to write a Football 101 story this year? What topic would you like to see covered?

Why the post-June 1 designated cuts do not help FA spending

A lot of talk has been floated about ways the Miami Dolphins can free up salary cap space for the 2015 free agency period. There's just one problem: June 1 cuts will not do it.

Football 101: What are futures contracts?

Every year, we get plenty of reaction as the Miami Dolphins start signing players to "futures contracts." What exactly are they?

Football 101: Coverage Shells

A guide to tactics involving defensive backs in the NFL

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Football 101: Brief Overview of the 4-3 Linebacker Roles in our Base Defense

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.

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.

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? This offseason, we will try to help explain some of those things. Today, we look at the DL.

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Football 101: Offseason guide to 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.

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, but may not be fully understood. Let's start with the WCO.

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