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About Football Glossary - Bump and Run

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About Football Glossary - Bump and Run
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Definition: A technique used by defensive backs to slow down a receiver's ability to get off the line of scrimmage. The defender bumps the receiver at the start of the play and attempts to throw him off his route by keeping contact over the first five yards.
Examples:
Cornerbacks often use bump-and-run coverage to slow a receiver coming off the line of scrimmage.
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