In my last interview, I talked about the basics of team play and teams. Today we’ll focus on more advanced information that’ll help you understand the different concepts that contribute to team play and what they mean to the game.
To get the idea of what we mean by teams, look back at football’s first team game. In order to do so we must take a look at the NFL Rules for the first team in a game. They were formulated prior to the creation of the NFL. I’d like to explain what those rules are, how they’re written, and discuss them further.
In the NFL Rules there are two sets of rules for a team at the start of their game. The rule for the starting offense reads:
The offensive team is in charge of all offensive play, except when called by its team’s coach upon a failure to make a first down or a second down.
This first rule was made to make sure that an offensive play could go to a quarterback