The offensive squad is there to score points for the team but the defense is able to score points as well. The highest scoring honor is a touchdown which is worth 6 points. A fieldgoal is worth 3 points, and the extra point which is kicked after a touchdown is scored isworth 1 point. There is also something called a free kick which rarely ever happens butcan also score offensive points for the football team.The players on offense are the: (QB) quarterback, linemen, (RB) running backs and backs, (TE) tight ends and (WR) wide receivers and receivers. Linemen are designated to be blockers. The (OL) offensive has a center, two guards, two tackles and one to twoTE's. RB's who usually run the ball hence the name can also receive catches, and afullback, who is used most of the time for blocks, can also carry the ball or receives athrown pass from the quarterback.Below is an in depth over view of the
and what the position isintended to do:
— The Quarterback stands behind the center in order toreceive the snap unless a trick play is being run and he will not be the onereceiving the snap from the center. The QB will usually play from formations inwhich the QB takes the snap and than the quarterback hands the ball off to theRB(running back) to run, pass the football, or taking a quarterback draw in whichthe QB would be running with the football in hand.
—This player is usually very large in size and stature and acts as a blocker for all of the lineman & also gets the play started by snapping the ball tothe quarterback. A veteran or leading center will be in charge of coordinating anddirecting the rest of the offensive line.
Running back (RB)
— This position used to be called the tailback or halfback but is traditionally now known as Running Back. A RB will be responsible for carrying the ball and attempting to go up field for the offense. The back however is not limited to running as they will also receive catches from the quarterback inmost cases since they are one of the fastest players on the team. A backs agilityand speed make it hard for the defensive players to easily catch and tackle whenon the run doing jukes and other offensive moves to avert the defensive players.
Wide receiver (WR)
— Wide receivers are the players that the quarterback mostoften throws to. There job is to catch the football and to run up field in an effort toscore a touchdown in almost all cases. They often run routes to lose the defensivecounterparts to get open for a pass. Wide receivers are can line up on the line of scrimmage to be one of the 7 players in a legal formation for a split end or 1 step behind the scrimmage line to be counted in the backfield.
Tight end (TE)
— Tight ends are located next to the tackles. They share mixedduties similar to a receiver and a blocker. There are usually one tight end and onesplit end which is when an end moves away from the tackle. Some formations do