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Shooting the Gap

What is Shooting the Gap?

A term that describes the attempt of a defensive linemen or linebacker to gain leverage and pass rush through the space or "gap" in the offensive line.

Sporting Charts explains Shoot the Gap

Depending on the defensive play called the player will usually be assigned a gap to shoot.  This is particularly used in a blitz play call.  It could be the "A", "B", "C", or "D" gap that's called.

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