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Shoot The Gap

shoot the gap

What Is The Definition Of Shoot The Gap In Football?

1. This is used to refer to a defensive player exploiting the gap in the offensive line and running through it to try to make a defensive play in the backfield. There are three gaps on the offensive line called the A Gap, B Gap and C Gap.

Examples Of How Shoot The Gap Is Used In Commentary

1. The linebacker shoots the gap to tackle the running back in the backfield for a loss of two yards.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

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