Image courtesy of ESPN
I am a sucker for lingo related to a specific profession because it is amazing what people come up with to call different items. I mean, why can’t you just say exactly what it is? It should explain why English can be such a difficult language to master since there is so much slang. I even created a game about Diner Lingo.
Anyway, the NFL Draft is in a couple weeks, and ESPN put together a list of football related terms. (You need an Inisder account to view the whole thing or see a partial list in ESPN the Magazine.) Anyway, here are the explanations for the above illustrations:
Huge lineman with quick feet and good footwork.
Thick, heavy backside and thighs; a sign the player has a low center of gravity. A good thing.
Running back or receiver whose gait is marked by long, looping strides, like those of a track runner. Such players are sometimes deceptively fast but also have a hard time cutting or running tight routes.
That…is just the tip of the iceberg…