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  • n. The act by a player in the backfield of dropping back from the line of scrimmage after the hike of the ball.


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  • There's an additional component to the insidious Limbaugh conundrum: the sacred image of the strapping, chisel-jawed drop-back passer, standing alone and poised and white in the pocket as chaos and violence envelopes him.

    Brock Cohen: Too Black for Quarterback

  • Morton, the classic drop-back pocket passer, had more than served his time behind Don Meredith four years, and had proven the last two years he could play well in the regular season.

    One Season

  • Florida coach Urban Meyer said the Gators could turn to Reed as a chance of pace QB to replace more traditional drop-back throwing quarterback John Brantley.

    Around the Southeastern Conference

  • The big question is how drop-back quarterback John Brantley will fare in Florida coach Urban Meyer's spread offense.

    Around the Southeastern Conference

  • Smith is a drop-back passer with a cannon for an arm and the speed to avoid the pass rush.

    Maryland - Team Notes

  • One option is Jake Heaps, the top-rated drop-back passer in the country.

    BYU - Team Notes

  • -- Considered the most natural drop-back passer in this year's recruiting class, he will compete for the starting spot immediately.

    BYU - Team Notes

  • Since Tebow has operated mostly out of the shotgun, he practiced the mechanics of being under center as a drop-back passer.

    Florida's Tebow hopes to raise his game, looks for third title

  • You see very few drop-back passers that are as gifted as he is in the pocket that can do that other [stuff] with their feet.

    Duke's David Cutcliffe lavishes praise on Tyrod Taylor

  • "It's obviously good to know that if we do go to the drop-back game, what we can do ... but we want to establish that run game, which sets up a lot of other things that we do with the offense," he said.

    McNabb on second-half struggles: 'I take full responsibility'


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