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Pass Rush

pass rush

What Is The Definition Of Pass Rush In Football?

1. A pass rush in football is when a defensive player or players attempts to rush past the line of scrimmage and towards the quarterback in order to prevent a pass from being completed. Their goal is to disrupt the pass in any way possible, such as by applying pressure, hurrying or getting a sack on the quarterback. The term is also applied to when the defense attempts to put pressure on a kicker or punter in order to hurry or block the kick.

A player who is known for applying pressure to the quarterback and getting a lot of sacks is known as a pass rusher.

Examples Of How Pass Rush Is Used In Commentary

1. Flacco has had a rough afternoon in the pocket, completing only 50 percent of his passes due to this intense pass rush.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Football

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