Quarterback scramble


Quarterback scramble

A quarterback scramble or scramble is an impromptu manuver or run in American football and Canadian football by a quarterback. If a quarterback is under pressure by an opposing team's defense, he may run forward, backward, or laterally in an attempt to avoid a being tackled behind the line of scrimmage—a quarterback sack. A scramble is not a designed play, but instead is the action of a quarterback to avoid being sacked by the defense or an improvised run forward to gain yardage if an opportunity presents itself.

References

* [http://brucey.net/nflab/howtoplay/offenser.html#_QR Definition of a scramble] , definitions of running plays

External links

* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=efOrQSbpl-4&feature=related Youtube video of a successful quarterback scramble]


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