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tight end

n. Football
An offensive end who lines up close to a tackle.

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n.
an offensive end in football positioned directly beside a tackle and used as both a blocker and a pass receiver.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tight end - (football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
end - (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
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Morgan has five career starts, all this season, because of the Vikings opening in a two tight-end formation.
It can be run from formations such as the "I", split backs or Wing-T with either a tight-end wing set or to a tight-slot set.
Whenever an offense employs a Wide-Slot tight end set with two backs in the backfield, we will flop our corner and reduce the safety on the tight-end side.
This can get a weaker force player to the tight-end side, possibly a hard/rolled up corner.
Though Lewis was regarded as one of America's premier senior tight-end prospects at Long Beach Poly High, he played wideout in several packages.
1 shows our counter from a two tight-end set vs a 50 front with the guard and tight end pulling.
It didn't hit me until I got to practice,'' said sophomore Marcedes Lewis, expected to challenge Carter for the starting tight-end spot in spring.
If we get caught slanting away from the tight-end side Sweep (Diag.
With this motion, we are ready to run any of our plays to the split side and to use our wingback (motion man) for misdirection on plays going back to the tight-end side.
Against a single tight-end set, we will give the DE on the tight-end size a "crash" call, having him charge hard into the OT's outside shoulder, forcing the tackle to entertain him [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 7 OMITTED].
The second - a five-yard pass to tight-end Gabe Crecion - gave the Bruins a 24-0 lead before halftime.
The second touchdown - a 5-yard pass to tight-end Gabe Crecion - gave the Bruins a 24-0 advantage five minutes before halftime.