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Offline bsaucer

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Defensive linemen
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:29:29 PM »
In American football, players lined up within a yard of the line of scrimmage are called "linemen", while the others (more than a yard away) are "in the backfield". However, in CFL, the defense lines up a yard away from the football. Does that mean there are no "defensive linemen"? Are all defensive players said to be "in the backfield"?

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Re: Defensive linemen
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 03:40:37 PM »
The US NZ is the football.  Our NZ is 1 yard.  B players 1 yard away from the tip of the ball are defensive linemen.  Those further away are other positions.