To outmaneuver your opponent via speed, finesse, agility, and footwork in order to gain yardage and/or score points.
The essence of football is to beat your opponent on the field of play and on the scoreboard. With the athletes who play in the NFL, it is a must that you be able to beat anyone trying to stop you. There are so many talented skill players in the league who can score on any given play. One of the most complete backs to ever play was Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams. He possessed the ability to beat would-be tacklers in the running and passing game.