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Terminology: Backside Contain

22 Feb

Backside contain is protection for those times when an offensive play changes direction – like a reverse, or counter, or bootleg.

Like containment on the playside, backside contain is about keeping the ballcarrier bottled up in the backfield and allowing the pursuit from the interior defenders to catch him before he breaks “outside” into the perimeter where the defense is weakest.

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