bump and run
1. This is a type of defensive strategy that is used mostly by defensive backs in football. The defensive player lines up directly in front of the wide receiver and tries to make contact (or bumps) the receiver immediately after the snap of the football. The defensive player can only make strong contract in the first five yards after the line of scrimmage. The reason for the bump coverage is to try to disrupt the route and timing of the pass route the receiver intends to run. After the initial bump of the receiver, the defensive back will then resume traditional coverage.
1. Sherman has lined up in front of Johnson all-day in bump and run coverage, disrupting the routes and not allowing a catch all day.
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