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Why Are These Five NFL Teams So Hated?
Why Are These Five NFL Teams So Hated?
Magnificent Seven: Best Stadiums in the NFL
Where are the Best Places in America to Experience the NFL?
What the NFL's Supplemental Draft is and How it...
The Supplemental Draft, held after the traditional NFL Draft and before each season begins, is designed to allow underclassmen --who did not petition the league for early entry before the NFL Draft deadline but find themselves ineligible for the upcoming college season-- a vehicle for entering the NFL.
The Complete Guide to Football Terminology
This football glossary includes definitions for hundreds of commonly used terms. Intended for new fans, football 101 is useful for almost anyone.
Understanding the Uniform Numbers and Positions...
Every football player's uniform has a number on it that is unique for that particular team. This chart explains which numbers are assigned to each position in the NFL.
Who are the top 10 hardest partiers in the...
Top 10 drinkers and womanizers in NFL history
Why Football Linebackers are Called Sam, Mike...
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How to Play Lineback in Football
Basics of the linebacker position in football. Includes information on alignment, who should play, and what they do.
How to Play Strong Side Linebacker or "Sam" in...
Alignment and assignment for playing Sam linebacker, as well as their run and pass read.
Pigskin 101: A Beginner's Guide to Understandin...
Pick up the basics of football, from the object of the game, to the various ways to score, to the layout of the football field. You'll also find some of the basic terminology that is associated with the game.
How to Play Defensive End in Football
Full detail on how to play defensive end. Includes stance, read, alignment, and pass rush technique.
What NFL Team is Moving to Los Angeles? Top...
What NFL Team is Moving to Los Angeles? Top Five Candidates
How To Play Free Safety in Football
The basics of how to play free safety on a football team. Includes information about who should play free safety and what they do.
What Does it Mean to be an Unrestricted Free...
An unrestricted free agent may sign with any club, through the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp (generally late July).
How do you play middle linebacker?
How do you play middle linebacker (mike linebacker)? Here's a breakdown of what playing middle linebacker entails.
How To Eat For Success in Football
What to eat and what not to eat for success on the football field.
How to Play Strong Safety in Football
Includes the basics of playing strong safety, including the alignment, assignment, and read, as well as who should play strong safety.
The Difference Between Strong and Free Safety...
This article describes the difference between the strong safety and free safety positions in football.
And Now, The Less Fortunate: 2015 Draft Losers
Jaguars Blow First Pick, Titans Grab Thug and Where are the Dallas Running Backs?
How to Play Weak Side or "Will" Linebacker in...
Instructional piece on how to play Will linebacker, including alignment, assignments, and key/read. Also includes information on who should play Will linebacker.
3 Football Helmets That Might Help Reduce...
Schutt, Riddell, and Xenith companies, which emphasize state-of-the-art improvements aimed at reducing the number of concussions suffered by football players, produce three of the best football helmets available.
What is a Restricted Free Agent in Football?
About.com Football defines the term restricted free agent.
Understanding Football's Cover 2 Zone Defense
Understand the basics of the cover 2 zone. Includes assignments for safeties, linebackers, and cornerbacks. Also has an image that shows the zones on the field for cover 2.
How to Run the Cover 3 Zone Defense in Football
Description of the cover 3 defense, including strengths, weaknesses, and assignments.
Which NFL team is most likely to come back from...
The five NFL teams most likely to go from worst to first.
7 Football Officals and Their Duties During a...
You often hear football officials referred to by the general term of referee, but each official has his own title and assigned responsibilities. This page outlines each football official's responsibilities along with their positioning on the football field
Top-10 Pro Football Players Who Should Have...
Top-10 Pro Football Players Who Should Have Their Jerseys Retired
What Are the 6 Defensive Positions in Football?
About Football defines all the positions played on the defensive side of the ball.
How to Play Wide Receiver in Football
Fundamentals of the wide receiver position in football, including who should play, where they line up, and how to improve as a wide receiver.
How to Play the Cornerback Position in Football
What is a cornerback and what do they do? Different techniques are covered, including man-to-man, press coverage, zone/bail technique. Included are details about what makes a good cornerback.
25 Questions to Expect if You're a Interviewing...
Preparing for a job interview takes on a different meaning regarding the hiring of a high school football head coach. Coaching applicants are likely to be asked most or all of these interview questions.
Football's 8 Positions on Offense
About Football defines all the positions played on the offensive side of the ball.
NFL Most Valuable Players - NFL MVP Player of...
Every recipient of the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award is listed here along with the team he played for and the year he received the MVP award.
NFL Draft Basics - Time Limits by Round
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How to Have a Successful Fantasy Football Draft
These fantasy football draft tips are designed to aid you in your development as a fantasy football general manager. This article details some fantasy football strategies that will give you an edge over your competition during your league draft and throughout the season.
How to Play Defensive Back in Football
Description of the defensive backfield, with links for how to play each position in the secondary.
5 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Football
This list provides 5 examples of good life lessons one can glean from the game of football. It includes discipline, perseverance, teamwork, goal setting. It helps parents understand how to help their son not just play the game, but learn from it.
The Worst of NFL 2014-15
Bad Calls, Bad Quarterbacks and Bad Karma
Top 10 Running Backs of All Time
The NFL has produced many great running backs over the years, and picking the best of the best is difficult because it's hard to compare different players from different eras. But after looking at the body of work produced by some of the all-time greats, we've put together a list of our top ten running backs of all time.
8 Basic Defensive Formations in Football
About Football's Basics of Football illustrates the various defensive formations that are seen on the football field. Check out all the most common defensive formations used today.
How to Throw a Football: 4 Steps to Great Passing
How to throw a football properly. Four tips for quarterbacks on developing a successful throwing technique.
How Football Coaches Read Offensive Formations
For football players playing defense, this article contains information on how to read an offensive formation, and determining the strong and weak side.
NFL Football Follies: 'Top 10' Insulting...
About Football has compiled a list of the top ten football jokes intended to zing the fans of rival teams. Simply insert your most-hated NFL team into the content of each football joke where indicated!
What is the 4-3 Defense and When Should a...
The 4-3 defense is a basic defensive formation that is widely used today. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
5 Valuable Tips For Youth Football Coaches
Five points of advice for youth football coaches. Keep it fun, keep it safe, teach the fundamentals, teach good sportsmanship, and build lasting relationships.
Why Understanding Down and Distance is Key to...
Understanding down and distance is probably the biggest key to understanding football, and About football will help you figure it out!
Randy Moss
About Football offers a timeline of antics by controversial wide receiver Randy Moss during his NFL career.
How Many Ways Can a Football Team Score Points?
This basics of football tutorial explains all the different methods of scoring in football.
3-4 Defense
The 3-4 defense is a basic defensive formation that is widely used today. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field in a 3-4 defense.
What are some funny names for NFL teams?
There are a lot of ways to irritate rival fans, and one of the best is to refer to their favorite team by some derogatory moniker. Here's some funny names given to NFL teams.
Cold Taco Dip
About Football's Super Bowl Party Tips provide some great appetizers, salads, desserts, and drink recipes sure to be a success at your next Super Bowl party. This Super Bowl party recipe explains how to make Cold Taco Dip.
From Alignment to Assignment to Snap: Playing...
Full description of what a defensive tackle does on the football field, as well as the basics of how to play.
Five Most Underpaid Players in the NFL
Tom Brady Leads the Pack, But Some Others May Surprise You
From Standard to Keeper: 6 Types of Fantasy...
About Football defines the different types of fantasy football leagues.
Top 5 Run Plays Out of the I-Formation for...
Using Multiple-I looks, you can control the clock running Iso, Toss Sweep, Fullback Trap, Counter, and Reverse.
Why Football's Offensive Lineman Position Is...
The offensive lineman position in football is detailed, including who should play and how to improve your skills as an offensive lineman.
Shape and Size are Key, But What Makes a...
What is a football? What is it made of? How big is a football?
Ends, Tackles and the Nose: Meet Football's...
What is a defensive line, what do they do, and what makes a good defensive line.
What is the West Coast Offense in Football?
What is the West Coast Offense? About Football offers a brief introduction explaining the objectives and basics of the West Coast Offense.
Top 3 ‘Get Your Heart-Pumping’...
Turn the heat up on football conditioning with these three drills combining endurance, speed,and agility.
Learning the Push-Pull-Rip Technique for...
To become a better player on the defensive line, it is important to learn successful techniques to defeat the offensive player. The push-pull-rip technique is easily taught to players of all ages.
Who Were the Starting Quarterbacks in Every...
About Football offers a list of every quarterback to ever start in a Super Bowl. This Super Bowl resource also includes the quarterbacks' age and college attended.
Here are my top 10 burning questions for NFL...
Top 10 questions for 2014 NFL training camp
Understanding Football's Over/Under 4-3 the...
The Over/Under 4-3 defense is a variation of the basic 4-3 defense. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
More Than 100 Yards: What Are the Exact...
Learning the exact dimensions of the field is not necessarily that important, but it is good to have a basic knowledge of the field itself. This page provides the dimensions of the playing field as well as many of the basic terms associated with a football field.
The Next Super Bowl Will be a Lot Warmer
About Football lists the location of all future Super Bowls as they are made official by the NFL.
What Are the Special Teams Positions in Football?
About Football defines all the specialized positions played on special teams.
How to Catch a Football
Insight into the basic fundamentals of catching a football. Beneficial for wide receivers, running backs, or anyone else who might end up catching the ball.
How Football Coaches Can Get the Most of Their...
These defensive line drills allow football coaches to keep practices interesting and fresh for players. The drills teach proper techniques needed for successful defensive line play during football games.
What is the Nickel Defense in Football?
The nickel defense is a basic defensive formation designed to stop the pass. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
How One Short Running Play Can Pay Off Big For...
It is important for an offense to establish a powerful inside rushing attack. A well-executed Iso play causes problems for football defenses.
How to Create a Youth Football Offensive Playbook
Youth football coaches creating their own football playbooks should use familiar football terminology. Here is a great place to start for creating your offensive football playbook.
The Dos and Don'ts of Managing Your Fantasy...
About Football's fantasy football Dos and Don'ts outline tips to successfully manage your fantasy football team.
What is Football's 4-3 Defense and How Does it...
To fully utilize the benefits of a 4-3 defensive system, coaches must recognize the importance of implementing the Over and Under defensive calls.
How the NFL Determines the Order Teams Select...
About Football explains how the NFL determines the NFL Draft order.
Advice For Young Football Players: Control What...
Control your attitude, your mind, and your effort, and you will be a better football player, regardless of how physically talented you are.
NFL Franchise Genealogy - Year by Year
The roots of every NFL football team can be traced in this year-by-year NFL genealogy section. List includes the year each team began play, franchise movement, and team name changes.
The Top 20 NFL Jerseys
The top selling NFL jerseys as reported by NFLShop.com.
Top 5 Football Pass Routes
Football coaches with these five essential pass patterns (Hook, Corner, Wheel, Crossing, and Sreen) will see overall improvement in the passing game. More catches, more yards, and more touchdowns are on their way.
What is the 5-2 Defense in Football and How is...
The 5-2 defense is a basic defensive formation in the game of football. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets
The top fantasy football players in the NFL are ranked in these free fantasy football cheat sheets.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
An illustrated photo tour of the Dallas Cowboys Cheeleaders featuring Dallas Cowboys cheeleader pictures from 1993 to the presnt.
Defensive Strategy: Understanding Gap Assignments
A description and illustration of where the a, b, and c gaps are to aid in your understanding of gap assignments in football.
Fantasy Football 101: What You Need to Know to...
About Football's Fantasy Football 101 explains the basics of fantasy football. Topics include scoring, drafting a team, and selecting a lineup.
Understanding the Basics of the 4-4 Defense in...
The 4-4 defense is a basic defensive formation in the game of football. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
7 Facts About Football Teams
This football 101 tutorial describes the basic functions of the offense, defense, and special teams along with their fundamental responsibilities.
How the NFL is Organized
Consisting of 32 teams, the NFL is organized into a pair of conferences which are sub-divided into divisions.
10 Funny Football Quotes
Funny Football Quotes - About Football has put together a collection of funny football quotes.
What Does it Mean to Call an Audible and Why...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term audible.
Remembering Super Bowl I: Who Played, Who Won...
Check the history of the Super Bowl year-by-year in this series of articles summarizing the history of the NFL's championship game. This page covering Super Bowl I includes a game recap and scoring summary.
How Does the Wildcat Offense Work in Football?
About Football explains the Wildcat Offense.
Extra! Extra! Read All About What PAT Means in...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term PAT.
What the Gap is in Football and How Defenses...
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What a Wideout is in Football and How that...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term wideout.
Teaching Linebackers the Triangle, Read, React...
Football players wanting to excel at the linebacker position must develop a certain 'nose to the ball' ability, and it starts with coaches teaching the triangle read concept.
Coaching Football: Simplified Rules for...
Zone blocking schemes do not have to be complicated like those you see professional teams run. Cut down the learning curve by using this simplified two-step approach with your offensive line.
NFL Scheduling Procedures
A common question I get from football fans concerns the NFL scheduling procedures and how a team's opponents are determined. Since the realignment that moved the NFL to an eight-division league, the scheduling format has become quite simple actually.
Dried Beef Cheese Ball
About Football's Super Bowl Party Tips provide some great appetizers, salads, desserts, and drink recipes sure to be a success at your next Super Bowl party. This Super Bowl party recipe explains how to make a Dried Beef Cheese Ball.
Tracing the Origin of NFL Teams, Name Changes...
The roots of every NFL football team can be traced in this year-by-year NFL genealogy section. List includes the year each NFL team began play, franchise movement, and team name changes.
Why Getting Super Bowl Tickets is Easy if...
Super Bowl - About Football explains how to get Super Bowl tickets.
Why the Nickel Back is More than the Name of a...
Describes the football position of nickel back. Includes information on who should play nickel back and when the nickel package is used in football.
Find Out What Year Your Favorite NFL Team...
About Football lists the date of entry of every team currently in the NFL.
When and Why Football Coaches Use the Nickel...
Explains what the nickel defense is, when it is used, and what the advantages and disadvantages are.
NFL Quarterback Fantasy Rankings - Week 2
Fantasy football cheat sheet - This fantasy football cheat sheet ranks the top fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL.
What is the Object of Football?
Football 101 - About Football explains the object of the game of football.
Know Every NFL, AFL and Super Bowl Champion...
About Football lists the NFL champions for every season since 1920 along with the AFL champions from 1960 to 1969.
Football Practice: Skeleton
A short description of what a skeleton practice is in football, and why it's beneficial.
What happened to the AFC North? Here's what: My...
The AFC North has fallen on rather hard times. The division is home to two legendary teams, but these days it's the Cincinnati Bengals who are dominating and they can't seem to win even a single wild-card playoff game. Not much will change this year.
Why a Football Game Starts the Way it Does
Football 101 - About Football explains the basics of how a football game begins.
Which NFL Teams have the best cornerback...
The NFL teams with the best cornerback tandems
2015 NFL Draft Winners
Bucs, Browns, Bengals, and even Jets and Panthers Have the Best NFL Draft
Super Bowl Attendance
About Football lists the attendance for every Super Bowl.
Toss Sweep Improves I-Formation Outside Run...
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About Football Glossary - Goalpost
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term goalpost.
What Are the Shotgun and Pistol Formations in...
Compares the shotgun formation to the pistol formation in football.
Football 101: What's the Deal With the Dime...
The dime defense is a basic defensive formation designed to stop the pass. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
How do you run a fullback trap?
After running the football strong side several plays, linebackers and other defenders tend to anticipate the direction of the offensive play. The fullback trap stops defenses from anticipating.
What Are the Biggest Problems With Youth...
Coaching integrity and parental interference top the list of concerns by youth football coaches nationwide.
NFL Kick/Punt Returner Fantasy Rankings
Fantasy football cheat sheet - This fantasy football cheat sheet ranks the top fantasy Kick/Punt Returner.
What is the Official Definition of a Reception...
Based on official NFL rules, what is a reception?
Once Upon a Time There Was O.J. Simpson the...
O.J. Simpson is one of the greatest running backs and one of the most infamous characters in NFL history. Check out the details of O.J. Simpson's NFL career.
Not Just for Baseball: What the Umpire Does in...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term umpire.
Brother vs. Brother in NFL? There are Tons of...
Here's a list of the Top 10 brother combinations in NFL history
Football 101 - Understanding the Basics of the...
The 6-1 defense is actually a variation of the 4-3 formation. This page explains which players are used, and illustrates their alignment on the field.
Does the Super Bowl Influence the Stock Market?
With all of its fanfare, the Super Bowl has become almost a national holiday anymore, with a huge amount of importance associated with the game and the activities leading up to it.
What is The Red Zone?
Description of the Red Zone and the implications for offense and defensive teams.
Why the NFL Referee is the Most Important...
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term referee.
Jello Shots
About Football's Super Bowl Party Tips provide some great appetizers, salads, desserts, and drink recipes sure to be a success at your next Super Bowl party. This Super Bowl party recipe explains how to make Jello Shots.
Time to Consider Firing Pittsburgh Steelers...
Pittsburgh Steelers coach should be fired, puzzling Packers, Broncos schedule
No Frills Football Conditioning
You do not have to break the bank when it comes to conditioning your football team. Here are four very competitive football conditioning drills, and all you need are a few used tires.
All the College Football Players Who Have Won...
A list of all winners of college football's highest award, the Heisman Trophy.
NFL Draft Basics: Compensatory Draft Selections
A team is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks if it is determined that they lost more or better players than they were able to acquire during the previous year's free agency period. The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents (maximum of four).
About Football's Fantasy Football Glossary
About Football's Fantasy Football Glossary defines all the common fantasy football terms associated with fantasy football.
Who are the six worst coaches in the NFL? These...
The six worst head coaches in the NFL
How Quarterback Rating is Calculated in Football
How to calculate a quarterback rating.
Focus on the Important Elements of Youth Football
Those involved with youth football programs sometimes forget teaching proper techniques and fundamentals is much more important than the team's playboook.
Stuffing the Double Wing 'Wedge' Play
The Cougar defensive alignment is a successful answer to the double wing wedge play. Stopping the wedge play is important in creating problems for the double wing offense.
Results of Every Postseason Game the Dallas...
Check out the results of all of the Dallas Cowboys playoff games throughout NFL history.
Football First Aid Kits
It is important for football coaches to see the sideline medical first aid kits are readily available and stocked. Here is a checklist of basic items needed in every football first aid kit.
About Football Glossary - Head Linesman
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term head linesman.
The Dallas Cowboys and Other Cheerleaders in...
Check out these fantastic football cheerleader pictures taken by your Football guide. This photo gallery contains some of the hottest cheerleader pictures on the internet.
The Difference Between Franchise and Transition...
The NFL's system of Franchise Tags and Transition tags can seem complicated, but this resource explains the difference between the Transition and Franchise player.
Guidelines for Evaluating Football Coaches
Developing performance evaluation guidelines provides coaches and administrators information important in creating a successful football program.
Here are the six best coaches in the NFL. Right...
Who are the best coaches in the NFL? These six men are at the very top of the NFL heap.
About Football Glossary - Blitz
The About Football Glossary defines many of the terms related to the game of football. This page offers a definition of the term blitz.
What on Earth Was Pete Carroll Thinking?
Bizarre Call Hands Super Bowl to New England Patriots
Find Out All About Former Big-Ten and NFL Star...
Herb Adderley - A biography of NFL legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley that includes his career highlights.
Youth Football Blocking Techniques
When teaching youth football blocking techniques, should youth football coaches teach the shoulder progression blocking method, or should youth players benefit from the use of their hands when blocking a defender? It's a question facing many youth coaches today.

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