pass pattern


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pass pattern

n. Football
A predetermined course that a receiver runs in order to be in position to catch a pass.
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According to espnboston.com, the second-year pro played 43 of 70 snaps and ran a pass pattern 34 times.
Riley specifically cited a couple of instances where Mannion had completions for key yardage on short throws to a running back, "who wasn't the focus of that pass pattern. Whether or not that's new or growth, it's good stuff.
If he hesitates in dropping into the flats, he will be vulnerable to the high-low pass pattern in Diag.
After a three-hour hop, the night fliers descended for landing and broke into a landing signal officer's (LSO) pass pattern at the ship.
"When you call a pass pattern you have multiple receivers running various routes, and based on the coverage and the matchups, the quarterback decides where the best opportunity, leverage, space on a pattern is and that's who he throws to.
Martz has a team of outstanding athletes with blazing speed, but over the course of a season even the best receivers will drop the occasional pass, just as the best corner backs will be beaten on the occasional pass pattern, but when the action moves up front, into the pit where the linemen slog (or slug) it out, the great defensive players have the edge in any one-on-one matchup, mainly because they are permitted to use their hands.
He limped off the field Tuesday after running a pass pattern - he said he cramped up - but returned for yesterday's entire session.
It's the pass pattern that can separate receivers ...
The curl pass pattern and the various options produced a high success rate against all the pass coverages in our league.
He also runs downfield on pass patterns practiced hundreds of times and turns around in time to catch a pass from Bulger, after which he runs with the bail.
So while other teams, such as Arizona, have been studying the coefficient of friction for artificial turf and Keynesian economics for five weeks, the Ducks' emphasis on ABCs and XYZs has related only to gap control and pass patterns since training camp started way back on Aug.
These minor adjustments with our fullback have also provided us with improved opportunities to get the fullback out into the flats on pass patterns (Diag.