Sports Word of the Week! DROP BACK

Drop back (American football) – A quarterback takes a few steps back into the pocket after receiving the snap to prepare to pass.  Often used as an adjective to describe a quarterback’s style. (drop-back)   

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Ohio State has three quarterbacks all competing for the starting.  All of them can drop back and pass a bullet.

Peyton Manning is not going to scramble, he is a traditional drop-back passer.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

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