1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

About Football Glossary - Flood


Definition: A strategy used by offenses where they send more players to a particular area of the field than the opposition can effectively cover.
Against zone defenses, an offense will flood a zone, forcing a defender to have to cover more than one player.
Suggested Reading

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.