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special team

n. Football
A group of players who play in special situations, such as kickoffs and punt returns, and are usually not involved in most plays from the line of scrimmage.

special team

n
(American Football) American football any of several predetermined permutations of the players within a team that play in situations, such as kickoffs and attempts at field goals, where the standard offensive and defensive formations are not appropriate
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The week long special vaccination campaign against fatal diseases started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on last Monday and special teams were busy to vaccinate children against measles, hepatitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, polio and other ailments.
HYDERABAD -- Hyderabad DIG Naeem Shaikh has recommended disbanding of all special teams in the wake of inquiries into controversial raids and seizure of goods by policemen posing themselves as members of such teams.
'The parents should cooperate with the special teams so that the set target can be achieved,' he added.
'The parents should cooperate with the special teams so that the set target could be achieved.' He said continuous efforts were being made to control polio.
We already knew the Chicago Bears would put a major emphasis on improving their kicking game in the offseason, but Sunday offered a stark reminder of the vital nature of special teams to true contenders.
Rawalpindi -- The special teams of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) have continued operation against the car service stations on second consecutive day on Wednesday and sealed 26 more service stations.
The restructuring process for three special teams under the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is almost completed, said the Director of Management Bukit Aman, Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafar Rajab.
Helfrich said he is still determining how special teams will be handled.
In this regard, special teams conducted various raids during last week and issued 15 notices and challaned 8 people for selling unhygienic, substandard and adulterated food items in the city.
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick's first NFL coaching job in a career that is now in its 40th season was as a special teams assistant for the Detroit Lions in 1976, one year after he broke into pro football doing grunt work for the Baltimore Colts.
Jordan was perhaps Kansas City's best special teams player last season,and that is an area Washington needed to fix after a disastrous 2013.
Smith cracking wise--which he did early and often in his April introductory press conference as the Razorbacks' new head football coach--might have been taken aback by Smith's comments about the direction of the special teams.

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