LOOKING CONCERNED

What is LOOKING CONCERNED?

LOOKING CONCERNED meaning a technique used by offensive players who either do not know whom to block or who do not wish to block anyone; when the ball is snapped, they get into a good athletic position and hop around looking concerned although never making contact with any member of the opposing team; the purpose of this technique is to avoid collisions while appearing to casual observers to be playing hard; typically detected while watching film or during a game when an observer focuses on a particular player throughout a play; in view of the fact that such observations almost invariably inspire the coach in question to utter an expletive, coaches should not watch film or focus on a particular player when children or others who should not be exposed to such language are present

 

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