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  • v. To pursue too far.


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over- +‎ pursue


  • "We had a lot of cutback plays in there to get them to overpursue and then we hit it up in there."

    NFL - National Football League - San Diego vs. Miami

  • We wanted to take advantage of their speed and get them to overpursue.

    NCAA Division I College Football - Ohio vs. Florida

  • Once the linebackers start to overpursue the run, the Bears can use boot action to get their receivers open in their routes. - News

  • Of course, though, they have to be reliable defensively and they must, and I stress must not overpursue. Feature Stories

  • Tebow got the FSU defense to overpursue on the option play before dumping to TE


  • Not good for a fast defense that tends to overpursue.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Just like the Chicago Bears did to us on their first play last week, the Cowboys would be wise to let our defensive line - a unit trying to make a statement with two potential Pro Bowlers now - overpursue with their energy, and just flip the ball to Barber for a sizable gain. link

    Blogging The Boys

  • Of course, sometimes the Lions would totally overpursue the play, and then Portis would break hard into the secondary.


  • They overpursue, don't tackle, and don't get pressure on opposing QBs.

    Mile High Report


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