Sports Word of the Week! POCKET

Pocket (American Football) – The area of protection given to a quarterback by his offensive line when he drops back to pass.  It is a semi-circle between the two tackles.

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San Francisco 49ers defense is tough, but Carolina’s quarterback, Cam Newton, is fast. He will run if he is forced out of the pocket.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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