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quarterback in American football topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquarterbackquar‧ter‧back1 /ˈkwɔːtəbæk $ ˈkwɔːrtər-/ noun [countable]  1 DSAthe player in American football who directs the team’s attacking play and passes the ball to the other players at the start of each attack2 Monday morning quarterback
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quarterbackBut a quarterback has to have an internal alarm that goes off.He will be picked on, as always, but by quarterbacks with credentials roughly matching his own.But all good quarterbacks have to have that kind of courage.Beyond that, the gossip is that he is not on speaking terms with his best player, quarterback Troy Aikman.Q: Who has the best winning percentage over a career as a starting quarterback for the 49ers?Putting together a solid running game, which will keep defensive linemen from teeing off on the quarterback.Teams are allowed to dress only 45 players, plus an emergency, third quarterback, for a game.