Archive | Basics

RSS feed for this section

Basic explanations of NFL football concepts on the website Football for Normal Girls.

football, basics

The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 4 Quarters

  Here’s an easy but essential lesson in how football works. Games consist of four 15-minute quarters. The 12-minute break in the middle of the game is called halftime (during the Super Bowl, it’s way longer, and it’s called Over the Top Entertainment). There are also two 2-minute breaks that occur at the end of […]

football, basics

The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 5 Offensive Linemen

  The offensive linemen are probably the most important and least appreciated group of players on the field. They are absolutely essential to everything that happens on offense! Without a solid offensive line, a team will have a hard time getting any points on the board. Why? We’ll get to that in a minute. First, […]

football, basics

The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 6 Points Per Touchdown

  Here is possibly the biggest football misconception in existence: touchdowns are worth 7 points. In a true or false test, that would be false. Because it is. Touchdowns are worth 6 points! Here’s the deal: when a touchdown is scored, the team that scored the touchdown gets another play to tack more points on […]

football, basics

The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 7 Hole

I hope you guys didn’t have plans to do anything other than learn football, because apparently I decided to hit you with all of the hard stuff this week. But you are going to rock this weekend’s playoff games with all of this new info, so there’s that. Ok! So, 7-hole. As per usual, it […]

football, basics

The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 8 in the Box

Since we conquered the world of techniques in yesterday’s post, we’re going to leap right into another slightly-more-than-basic concept today: having “8 in the box.” It sounds like the start of a good nursery rhyme. Here’s what it actually means: “The box” is the defensive area directly across from the offensive line (the 5 man line consisting of […]

football, basics

The 12 Posts of Playoffs : 9-technique

Ok, so we’re diving a little bit deeper into the football world today, but I know you can handle it! A 9-technique is a defensive technique. Which begs the question, what is a defensive technique? A defensive technique probably sounds like it’s describing a specific aspect of a defender’s play, like he has a trick […]