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A short forward pass to a receiver in the flat who is protected by a formation of blockers.
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Football. a pass thrown to a receiver who is directly in back of a wall of blockers and who is behind or not far beyond the line of scrimmage.
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Occurs when the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage passes the ball to a receiver behind several blockers.
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