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Armytiger87
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“Leverage” - what does this mean?
I’ve been hearing this phrase trotted out a lot recently. What exactly do football commentators mean when they say this?


Dogfish
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
Good angle on player position.


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JJ27
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
In what context?


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NotoriousFSU
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
Low man wins.


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KosmoCramer
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
The ability to make the tackle, especially when being blocked.

Typically this is brought up when defensive ends, outside linebackers, and safeties take bad angles and get caught inside the play and are either blocked out of the play, or just run outside of.
This post was edited on 11/17 at 2:46 pm


slackster
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
Inside/outside leverage means where you line up vs the offensive player you're going against. It tips the offense to where you think you'll have help.


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JJ27
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
It could also be used for blocking. Doesn’t matter who’s bigger and stronger if I get underneath your pads I’m going to win.


KosmoCramer
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
It's also as mentioned above, lining up inside or outside of a wide receiver.

Many different uses of leverage in football.


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bisonduck
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
The announcers are usually talking about numbers in a set. So, a trips set should have 4 defenders to defend 3.

Otherwise, that set is out leveraged from an alignment standpoint.
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Right now I don't have the bandwidth but I'll reach out to you after the game so we can get our ducks in a row on this topic.


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slackster
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
quote:

The announcers are usually talking about numbers in a set. So, a trips set should have 4 defenders to defend 3.


I don't hear it in this context often, but I could see it.


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McCaigBro69
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
Wrong post
This post was edited on 11/17 at 3:01 pm


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This post was edited on 11/17 at 3:01 pm


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LSU82BILL
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
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Many different uses of leverage in football.



True. For LSU football fans it’s about Jordan Jefferson using the compromising photos of Les Miles to avoid being replaced as the starting QB.


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TheDeathValley
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FightinTigersDammit
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
As jerry Seinfeld said, "Men love leverage. They want all they can get."


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Turbeauxdog
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re: “Leverage” - what does this mean?
quote:

I’ve been hearing this phrase trotted out a lot recently. What exactly do football commentators mean when they say this?


As people said, lots of uses, most common I’ve seen is an end having outside leverage on a tackle or tight end, keeping the play inside of him and not allowing the end or tackle to move him wider.


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