No, that would be defensive holding. Players get away with it a lot though.
In most leagues, yes, this is legal provided that both are near the line of scrimmage and that the receiver is not illegally using his hands to restrain or grapple the defender.
A player position on offense. A receiver who lines up on the line of scrimmage, several yards outside the offensive linemen. The term is no longer used in American Football, having been long since replaced by the wide receiver or wideout, with no distinction between whether the receiver is on the line or not.
No. You can block the receiver up to 5 yards away from the line of scrimmage, but after that you can't stop them from running their route.
Yes he can be pushed on the line of scrimidge
That depends on the angle the ball travelled. If the receiver is behind or exactly to the side of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle parallel to or away from the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a lateral and would be a fumble if the receiver did not catch it. If the receiver is in front of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle towards the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a forward pass and would be an incomplete pass.
A pass route in which the receiver heads downfield, then quickly turns back toward the line of scrimmage.
Yes. As long as there are at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage, any formation is legal.
FL usually refers to the flanker, which is a wide receiver who lines up behind the line of scrimmage.
Pass DefendedAny pass which a defender, through contact with the football, causes to be incompleteSo basically when a receiver is about to catch a ball, but the DB knocks it out of their hands.
Wrong choice of terminology - a Forward Pass must be made behind or in the neutral zone (the width of the ball where it is spotted for the Down) by the passer to be legal, and be caught by an eligible receiver to be complete. It can, however, be caught by an eligible receiver anywhere on the field of play, even behind the line of scrimmage.
Depends on the formation and or play, but most of the time they line up on either the far right, or far left side of the field (not crossing the line of scrimmage).
Joe Horne is a retired American football wide receiver