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Encyclopedia > Defensive Back

In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ...


The defensive backs, in turn, generally are classified into several different specialized positions:

The group of defensive backs is known collectively as the secondary. In American football and Canadian football, the termsafety can refer to: two positions in the most-common defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety, or a type of score, worth one or two points. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In American football, a nickelback is a cornerback who serves as the fifth defensive back on defense. ... In American football, a dimeback is a cornerback who serves as the sixth defensive back on defense. ...


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Players on the defensive side of the ball are generally split between down linemen (tackles, defensive ends and nose guards), linebackers, and defensive backs (safeties and cornerbacks).
The number of defensive backs is usually not mentioned (as it is, for example, in describing soccer alignments).
For example, on plays where a running back runs wide, it is the responsibility of the cornerback to ensure that the running back does not get directly to the sideline, and that the back is forced to run in front of the cornerback where there is more likely to be help from linebackers.
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