Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] The area of play behind the line of scrimmage.
- ‘He made three tackles in the Buc backfield and two more at the line of scrimmage.’
- ‘The team is in a state of flux at two spots: the offensive line and the defensive backfield.’
- ‘You might even see him lined up in the backfield once or twice.’
- ‘To use four wide receivers, the Chargers took some basic pass protection away from the line of scrimmage and the backfield.’
- ‘They will shift from the line of scrimmage to the backfield, or split out as receivers.’
- 1.1 The players (quarterback and running backs) positioned in this area.
- ‘When it comes to the offensive backfield, they take a back seat to no team in the SEC.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They entered the offseason with a depleted defensive backfield, so adding a quality cornerback or safety is likely.’
- ‘He has shown the versatility throughout his career to play any position in the defensive backfield.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.