Hey Look Over There!

Have you ever got distracted by something and then completely forgot what you were going to do? I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me and it makes me quite angry. Believe it or not, the same thing happens in football.
In the game of football, you have to be focused. One second where a player is not paying attention could be the difference between winning and losing. Quarterbacks try to make this happen with the cornerbacks on defense. The quarterback will try everything they can to make the defense lose focus for just one second for him to be able to complete a pass, potentially the game winning pass. They have different strategies for doing this. One thing they do is called a pump fake. A pump fake is where the quarterback acts like he is throwing the ball by moving it forward but then brings the ball down and doesn’t throw it. The quarterback’s hope is the the cornerbacks will bite on this fake which will end up making the wide receivers wide open. Another thing they can do is act like they are going to run with the ball instead of pass it which will cause the defensive players to come forward at him and then he can loft a pass up and over them to his reciever.
When a quarterback distracts a defensive player and it results in a big play, you can tell that it frustrates the defensive player and I can completely relate to it.


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