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Counter

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What Is The Definition Of Counter In Football?

1. This is an offensive play in football where the running back takes a step in the direction the play seems to be going, only to take the handoff going in the opposite direction.

The purpose of the counter is to get the defense moving in the wrong direction of the play in hopes that there will be a bigger opening on the opposite side of the offensive line.

Examples Of How A Counter Is Used In Commentary

1. The Lions run a counter play, handing the ball off to Sanders who looks like he’s going to run into the B-Gap, only for him to turn and run the opposite direction.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

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