[ad_1] Rather than just randomly picking football matches to place your bet on, there is a recent trend in fixed odds betting to employ a ‘betting strategy’ or ‘betting system’. Almost all systems rely on some sort of points rating scheme where a team is awarded a certain number of points depending upon aspects such as home advantage, league position, recent form etc. You must know the rules and regulations of the sport you want to bet on in detail before you develop a strategy. This means that you have to be a football fan already. It is a lot easier for those who have prior knowledge of the sport whether as a player, spectator, or a tactician. For those without prior knowledge, watching and analyzing football matches can help […]

[ad_1] The 4-3 Defense is undoubtedly the most popular defense in football in recent years. Most NFL and College football teams use the 4-3 Defense. A good number of High Schools use it as well. The proliferation of the 4-3 Defense is for 3 reasons. It can be adapted to defend all modern offenses. Using a 7 man front makes your choice of coverages very flexible. The 4-3 Defense is known as a run stopping defense too. Adapting to the Other Guys The 4-3 Defense was originally built to stop the downhill running game of the Wishbone offense. Because of this, it is a favorite scheme to stop the Option and other 2 and 3 back offenses. Aligning your players in the 4-3 Defense puts you in the best position […]

[ad_1] At the University of Alabama, football is king. The school’s gridiron squad has won numerous national titles, has had renowned coaches and players, and was even featured in the motion picture “Forest Gump.” While most fans of “Alabama,” “Bama,” or “UA” know these details, you might be unaware of some others. Here are some facts about Alabama football, which fewer football fans know: 1. The “Crimson Tide” nickname originated from a muddy game Prior to becoming the Alabama Crimson Tide, people commonly referred to Alabama’s football squad, as the “Crimson White” (named after the school colors) or “Thin Red Line.” Then in 1907, Alabama played its arch rival, Auburn. Alabama was a huge underdog, and the teams played in a “sea” of red mud. However, Alabama battled Auburn to […]

[ad_1] You go hard in your football training program…you do the conditioning…you get yourself mentally ready to play…then you still find yourself on the bench! High School Football can be a brutal experience when your coach doesn’t know you exist… We all want more playing time. If you’re a true competitor, you never want to leave the field…you want to be there to step up and make a big play when the game is on the line. But, that’s tough to do if you’re on the bench! We all go out and lift weights, condition, do speed training, football skill work… but, in some situations, especially in big High School programs, getting a shot at the starting line up can seem almost impossible. You may very well have 4 or […]

[ad_1] The most important skill for wide receivers to possess aside from confidence is knowing how to catch a football. Don’t not be mistaken, catching a football is not as easy as it may seem. If it were, there would be less defensive backs out there in the world of football – trust me. Imagine, a bullet pass being thrown to you by Michael Vick at just a few yards out; Something “simple” suddenly becomes a bit more challenging and requires ample focus. If you aim to be an electrifying wide receivers with the ability to snag any ball out of the air on command, here are the fundamentals to catching a football you must first learn: Hand eye coordination Hand strength Focus Proper hand placement Tuck the ball in […]

[ad_1] The hardest position on the field for most defenses is the Outside Linebacker. In a typical 8-man Front, such as the 3-5-3 or 4-2-5 defenses, these players have dual responsibilities. Responsibility The Outside Linebacker is primarily responsible for containing the run, forcing the ball carrier to turn back inside on edge runs. He can also force the ball carrier to bubble and work laterally to the sideline, allowing pursuit to get there to help. The second responsibility for the OLB is to cover the flats on the pass. Typically, 8-man fronts are going to be running Cover 3 as the base coverage. Most defensive coordinators use a mixture of Zone and Man coverages. The OLB will normally be locked on the #2 Receiver to his side in Cover 1 […]

[ad_1] One word to sum of Joe Namath? Confidence. In football, it is what separates the run of the mill quarterback from the championship quarterback. When the experts talk about confidence, the discussion inevitably turns to Joe Namath. Three days prior to Super Bowl III in 1969, Joe Namath brashly guaranteed that his upstart New York Jets would defeat the might Baltimore Colts. With Joe’s confident declaration, Namath had broken the unwritten rule of professional sports: Never guarantee a victory. When the 17 point underdogs went out the next day and actually did humiliate the Colts, it was a defining moment for football and for the brash young star who made it happen. Super Bowl III in 1969 is considered a landmark event in football history. When Namath and the […]

[ad_1] Duval Love is a former Offensive Lineman who graduated from UCLA and played 11 years in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals and made the Pro Bowl. I was honored when he agreed to meet with me to answer some questions for the website. Who did you idolize in the NFL while growing up? Well, I was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and a Minnesota Vikings fan. It’s kind of funny that I wasn’t really a Rams fan. I liked the Cowboys because the offensive line would do that little pause and go up, so I was immediately attracted to that. I was a huge fan of Harvey Martin, Too Tall Jones, Randy White, and Pat Donovan and those types of guys. I […]

[ad_1] During the 1960’s, Bart Starr was one of the biggest names in football. He was the starting quarterback for the great Green Bay Packers teams of that era and will always be held in high esteem by fans of the team. The Packers of the 1960’s won multiple championships and many players, coaches, and fans attribute a great deal of the reason why to the man running the team on the field, Bart Starr. Starr had a slow start to his career, but after head coach Vince Lombardi got the team operating the right way, he took over and never looked back. Here are five interesting facts about Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr: -No one caught more of Bart Starr’s 152 career touchdown passes than the 28 caught […]

[ad_1] Today, most Defensive Coordinators will tell you that they are a spill team. That means that they want to keep the ball going sideline to sideline, and prevent it from cutting up the field. Every defense uses the principle of a “Contain player” as well. The contain player is the player who stops the spill. In our 4-3 Defense, we say that everyone in the defensive front is a spill player, and one player (to each side) is the “box” player. The box player, quite simply, boxes the play and forces it back to the inside. That’s in a perfect world, of course. Many coaches use the term, “Force” player instead of “Contain” or “Box” because they want that player to force the ball to change direction in some […]