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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tight endnoun

    (football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle

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  1. tight endnoun

    The position at the end of the offensive line whose primary jobs are to block and serve as a short receiver.

  2. tight endnoun

    A player playing the position of tight end.

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  1. Tight end

    The tight end is a position in American football on the offense. The tight end is often seen as a hybrid position with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver. Like offensive linemen, they are usually lined up on the offensive line and are large enough to be effective blockers. On the other hand, they are eligible receivers adept enough to warrant a defense's attention when running pass patterns. Because of the hybrid nature of the position, the tight end's role in any given offense depends on the tactical preferences and philosophy of the head coach. In some systems, the tight end will merely act as a sixth offensive lineman rarely going out for passes. Other systems utilize the tight end primarily as a receiver, frequently taking advantage of the tight end's size to create mismatches in the defensive secondary. Many coaches will often have one tight end who specializes in blocking in running situations while utilizing a better pass catching tight end in obvious passing situations. Offensive formations may have between zero and two tight ends at one time. If a wide receiver is present in a formation, but outside the tight end, the wide receiver must be positioned behind the line of scrimmage. If two tight ends are on the same side of the line of scrimmage, one must be behind the line of scrimmage.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tight end in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tight end in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tight end in a Sentence

  1. Rob Gronkowski:

    He has helped put the tight end position on the map, one thing that’s very intriguing about Travis Kelce, and I never really seen this with any other player in the NFL before, is that Kelce gets better every single year.

  2. Darrell Bevell:

    Some of the things that the tight end position is asked to do is really not going to show up in a camp like this, it’s a physical position. It’s part offensive line and it’s part wide receiver. So some of the stuff is not going to be able to show up, but it’s a much-improved room from top to bottom.

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