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Aug 16, 2022Liked by Football Archaeology

Shooting from the hip, I’d guess it’s related to the overall culture of pseudo-military football organization. The fact that it still permeates today says something about how big it was back then. Quarterbacks lead their troops onto the field. Linebackers are field generals. Linemen do battle in the trenches. Good passers have cannons. Etc. It’s a completely ridiculous circus today, but the way it came into the game through coaches and players who were veterans is neat. But I do hate hearing about how a QB that can’t be touched is “going to war with his teammates”. Give me a break.

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