Football Terms You Need to Know, Part 1
The amount of time the ball – when punted – hangs in the air. A longer hang time gives the opposing team time to get down the field to stop the person (often times called punt returner) from advancing down the field toward his end zone once he has caught the ball.
Move the Chains
When a team has the ball they are playing offense and need to move the ball 10 yards in at least four plays to keep the ball. On the sidelines are people who hold the chains (which are the length of 10 yards) to keep up with where the ball is on the field. If the offense gets that 10 yards with the four plays and they get to do it again it is often called “moving the chains.”
3-point Stance Pick Six
When the quarterback throws the ball to the receiver on his team and it ends up in the hands of someone from the other team who then takes it all the way for a touchdown. This a great term or rotten term, depending on who you are rooting for!
On the Bubble
When a player is hit so hard that snot bubbles comes out his nose.