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Offline IwantBeta

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« on: March 16, 2003, 08:22:13 AM »
Hi, I am going to join my Highischool football team. The problem is I never really followed football so I don't know a lot about it. I have heard numerous suggestions that I should play 'safety'. I know what position it is and the job, but if anybody could provide me with detailed information about it, I would greatly apperciate it. Any links, videos, or images would definetly help. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 12:58:55 PM »
Depending on which safety you are playing there are different roles. If you are playing Free safety you will probablly be put guarding weak  side receivers who will be running deep. If you are playing spur you will usually be in the middle guarding a strong side receiver running a route in or a tight end. Being a safety requies a lot of agility and usually being able to jump fairly high, though that is not always required. I am 5'4 and played Spur safety last year, so it can be worked around.  

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2003, 01:12:59 PM »
as a general rule-
small and fast= running back, qb, or even safty (usually around 150 lbs)
medium sized= usually line backers, tight ends, defensive ends (usually around 200 lbs)
large= usually linemen on the offense and defense (usually 225 lbs or higher)

* if you are really want to play good, lifting is the key *
i am 250 lbs and 6'3" and i play offensive tackle and defensive tackle
i am a senior in high school- 18 yrs old
to me football is a lot of fun, but you must work very hard to be good

just remember- lift and run - it is very important to be good
and above all else- join to have fun
i call the big one bitey.