Definition of backfield in English:
1The area of play behind either the offensive or defensive line.
- The team is in a state of flux at two spots: the offensive line and the defensive backfield.
- He made three tackles in the Buc backfield and two more at the line of scrimmage.
- To use four wide receivers, the Chargers took some basic pass protection away from the line of scrimmage and the backfield.
1.1The players positioned in the backfield.
- He has shown the versatility throughout his career to play any position in the defensive backfield.
- After taking a handoff deep in the backfield from the quarterback, the tailback picks a hole based on the blocking in front of him.
- An effective run stuffer, he also can get into the backfield and pressure the quarterback.
Words that rhyme with backfieldbattlefield • Mansfield
Definition of backfield in:
- British & World English dictionary
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