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In the pocket

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on December 20, 2007

In Reply to: In the pocket posted by Tom on December 20, 2007

: Can anyone tell me what the phrase "in the pocket" means, or refers to, or alludes to?

In American football, the quarterback is "in the pocket" when he is in possession of the ball behind the line of scrimmage and is between the offensive tackles. Certain rules apply to what the quarterback is allowed to do with the ball, whether he's in the pocket or out of the pocket.