Origin and Development of Quterbacking

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Origin and Development of Quterbacking

Post  yanghongyu on Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:18 am

Undoubtedly, there must have been considerable thought given to methods of advancing the ball -- something like patterns of offense in polo, where the other men follow the man with the ball. Signals, which came into the game in 1882, gave more opportunity to develop generalship. They all like to wear authentic football jerseys. nfl jerseys wholesale The captain usually gave the signals until 1888, when Princeton introduced the practice of having the quarterback, who was not the captain, the field general. Yale and Harvard followed in 1889. After this period, the quarterback became the pivotal position on a team.
He was the first man to receive the ball, and, for that reason, could not run forward with it. I was unable to find that the coming of American football, in 1880, presented any marked advance in generalship. Interference was not allowed and the quarterback merely tossed the ball to some back who was uncovered. Walter Camp once wrote that the lineman did not know if it was a kick or a run until the play was started. If it was a run, the other men tried to maneuver in back of the ball-carrier to be eligible for a lateral pass.
While doing research on the history of quarter-backing, we found limited information on the origin of this position. The development of generalship, however, opens up an entirely new and interesting field of thought. The position of quarterback is of American origin. All of them like cheap college jerseys. British Rugby, from which our game came, has halfbacks, three-quarterbacks, and fullbacks, but no quarterback, because a team does not have undisputed possession of the ball in scrimmage and there would be no place for a quarterback, who, in our original game, played a short distance behind the center.
Should it become necessary to repeat a signal, nhl replica jerseys do not repeat from the crouching position, but stand upright. In this position, the quarterback also can see every part of the opposing line, and size up the best place to direct the next play. "In running backs, do not burden any one man with too much work, except when a gain is imperative, then use your best man, even if you have worked him hard before. Trick plays should be avoided inside your own 40 yard line, unless time is nearly up and you must score or lose the game.
I could locate very little about generalship in the old books, although all authorities agreed that the quarterback had to be smart and mentally alert. For years, Walter Camp edited a little paper-covered ten-cent book on How to Play Football for the Spaulding Athletic Library. Everyone of them like to wear cheap football jerseys. John Longer De Sauller, Virginia coach and former Yale All-American quarterback, wrote the section on "How to Play Quarterback," one of his sub-headings in generalship.


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