a player position on defense lineman
(Middle linebacker, outside linebacker) (MLB, OLB) Defensive player positioned behind the linemen to back them up. Plays also pass defense. Tukimies (Pinomaa) "Lainbäkkeri", "älbee"
a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
a good move, however a big pass catching tight end would make the offence complete
a physically demanding position, but you missed only one full game due to an ankle sprain during your collegiate career
a position in American and Canadian football
Linebacker â€“ Athletic versatile defenders (usually three on the field at any one time) who line up in the middle of the defense behind the defensive linemen and in front of the cornerbacks and safeties who make up the secondary. Linebackers have several tasks including stopping opponent's running plays, covering receivers on passing plays or pressuring the quarterback into mistakes.
Defensive players placed behind the defensive linemen. Their job is to tackle runners and block or intercept passes. There are three or four linebackers.
a player position on defense. The linebackers typically play 1 to 3 yards behind the defensive linemen and have both run and pass defense responsibilities. However they are often called on to blitz, and in some formations a linebacker may be designated as a "rush linebacker", rushing the passer on almost every play.
A defender who plays between the defensive linemen and the defensive backs.
The linebackers are behind the defensive line in defensive plays, and they tend to be smaller and faster than defensive linemen, but bigger and slower than defensive backs. They defend the run and the pass.
A defensive player who is stationed behind the line, and who defends against both the run and the pass. Linebackers always must be good tacklers.
The defensive leader, positioned just behind the front line.
A defensive player positioned behind the defensive line on scrimmages. In a "four-three" formation, there are three linebackers; in a "three-four", there are four. Linebackers can be used to blitz the quarterback, make tackles on running plays, or be used for pass coverage. ;