Things to know at the LOS for a Wide Receiver

As a receiver, once you break the huddle and get to the line of scrimmage there are certain things you need to know. Your football knowledge will go a long way in determining the success of the play and even the outcome of the game.

  • How many safeties are there?
  • What is the alignment of the corners?
  • Which side of the field is the strong safety on
  • What is the play situation? (down and distance)
  • What is the game situation? (time left in the half or game)
  • What is the score situation? (two minute or four minute offense)
  • Where is the ball on the field? (hash or center)
  • What are the field conditions (they can change during a game)
  • What are the weather conditions (they can also change)

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