on offense


US, sports
: playing on the part of the team that tries to score points or goals

Examples of on offense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last season, Schott caught 35 passes for 743 yards and six TDs on offense and had 32 tackles for loss and 19 sacks on defense. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 13 May 2024 Lewis was a respected leader within the Bears locker room in his 18th season in 2023, but the Bears now have a solid veteran group overall on offense. Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2024 Kansas City — Jack Sawyer, Edge, Ohio St. Much like Patrick Mahomes on offense, the Chiefs need to constantly replenish Chris Jones’ supporting cast on defense. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 But if the Earthquakes are trying to double-down on offense, where the team’s 14 goals rank them a respectable 14th out of 29, then the Quakes could do far worse than the uber-talented wunderkind. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 1 May 2024 The lowdown: The Patriots made the right choice to stick and pick Maye, and utilize their next four picks on offense in support of him. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Apr. 2024 Breaking down all nine picks, five on offense UCLA FOOTBALL From Ben Bolch: A few hours before UCLA players dragged each other to the ground as part of a one-on-one competition and linemen thudded viciously into one another, there were fist bumps and hugs in the revival of a grand Bruins tradition. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2024 Without Butler and Rozier, the Heat is relying on Adebayo, Herro and Caleb Martin to play bigger roles on offense. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 28 Apr. 2024 One position on offense that ostensibly still needs addressing is center — if not for immediate need, for succession planning. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 27 Apr. 2024

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“On offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20offense. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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