LEVERAGE

What is LEVERAGE?

LEVERAGE meaning like “eagle,” this is another football word the meaning of which exists only in the minds of the coaches who use it, if there; best I can tell, it means to either be in the right location or the right body position when blocking or defending; since that goes without saying, it is a meaningless admonition; I have heard it used to admonish a player who was not low enough in relation to the man he was trying to block or tackle; I have also heard it used to criticize a contain man who let himself be flanked by a blocker.

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS