bull rush


Definition of bull rush

: a direct forceful rush by a defensive player in football

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bull-rush \ ˈbu̇l-​ˌrəsh How to pronounce bull-rush (audio) also  ˈbəl-​ \ verb

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Ricard has one of the best bull rush moves on the team. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Preston: Ravens’ dual threat Patrick Ricard on verge of transforming from project to significant role player," 20 Aug. 2019 Is Street part of the DL rotation? (@DMS7807) Expect to see him bull rush offensive tackles all exhibition season — a la Justin Smith vs. the 2011 New Orleans Saints. Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers mailbag: Who could replace Goodwin as deep threat?," 7 Aug. 2019 Jalyn Holmes, Ohio State 6-5, 283 pounds Worth a look: Holmes is strong at the point of attack and has long arms (34 inches), which combine for an effective bull rush. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "NFL draft position preview: Defensive ends," 18 Apr. 2018 DeBrusk scored Boston’s go-ahead goal with a spectacular bull rush against Toronto in last Wednesday’s Game 7 win. Dan Shaughnessy, BostonGlobe.com, "The greatest collection of 21-and-under talents are powering our Boston sports teams," 29 Apr. 2018 Will bull rush straight up the field all too often and miss a chance to press the pocket, allowing quarterbacks to step up underneath him and complete passes. cleveland.com, "Chad Thomas: Get to know the Browns' No. 67 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft," 27 Apr. 2018 Ehlinger bull rushed Buechele for the win, earning his team a 3-0 head start. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "White tops Orange in UT spring game," 21 Apr. 2018 Doesn't have the power to bull rush or go through blockers. Tim Bielik, cleveland.com, "Sam Hubbard, Ohio State DE: NFL Draft 2018 (video)," 5 June 2017 His burst, when paired with a bull rush, can be a lethal combination. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Chiefs-Chargers scouting report, key players to watch and a prediction," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of bull rush

1976, in the meaning defined above

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