the tackle position
Jerry

Green Bay, WI

#1 Dec 27, 2012
Why is the offensive tackle position called "tackle"?
They don't tackle anybody.

This is a real and serious (not joke) question.

The center, is obvious -center of the o-line.
The guards, well, they guard the qb.
But the tackle? They don't tackle the qb or anybody.

I asked some coworkers about this and nobody really had an answer.
Game Historian

Miami, FL

#2 Dec 28, 2012
Jerry wrote:
Why is the offensive tackle position called "tackle"?
They don't tackle anybody.
This is a real and serious (not joke) question.
The center, is obvious -center of the o-line.
The guards, well, they guard the qb.
But the tackle? They don't tackle the qb or anybody.
I asked some coworkers about this and nobody really had an answer.
They are LTs....Left Tackle sounds better than Left Testicle, so Tackle was chosen.
Game Historian

Miami, FL

#3 Dec 28, 2012
Same thing with the Right side.

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