strong side

noun

Definition of strong side

: the side of a football formation having the greater number of players specifically : the side on which the tight end plays

Examples of strong side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On one particular first-and-10 in the first quarter, Michigan tried running off-tackle to their strong side, and Elliott knocked center Andrew Vastardis a yard back off the snap. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "IU football's defensive line anchor to swarming defense," 12 Nov. 2020 When the Colts play in their base 4-3 defense, Zaire Franklin will likely take Okereke's spot on the strong side (SAM). Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts injuries: Anthony Castonzo, Darius Leonard OUT Sunday against Browns," 9 Oct. 2020 Watson, a strong side defensive end, has also made the transition to right tackle on offense. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, "It took just 2 days for Warren Mott star Tyson Watson to commit to Michigan State football," 10 Oct. 2020 Simmons eventually returned to the weak side, and Tyriq Thompson shifted over to the middle for the final three games as Harvey replaced him on the strong side. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football defense has several holes in front 7. Here's how they'll fill them," 4 Oct. 2020 Dennis-Sutton is rated as a four-star strong side defensive end, the third-ranked at his position and in the state and the 50th-best player of the 2022 class, per 247Sports. Kyle J. Andrews, baltimoresun.com, "McDonogh 4-star defensive end Dani Dennis-Sutton sought by some of nation’s top programs," 15 Sep. 2020 Michael Thomas runs a jet motion to the strong side while the remaining two wide receivers block back toward the line of scrimmage. Jeff Nowak, NOLA.com, "Alvin Kamara at 100%: After 'damn good' year despite injury, why Saints RB is primed for more," 9 Sep. 2020 As those storms pop ahead of the system moving in late Friday into Friday Night, a few of the storms could be on the strong side. Star Tribune, "Strong Storms Possible To End The Week - Staying Warm," 20 Aug. 2020 He is ranked as the 16th best overall prospect in the state of Texas by 247Sports, and the eighth-best strong side defensive end. Dallas News, "Four-star defensive end Marcus Burris commits to Texas A&M," 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of strong side

circa 1951, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2020

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“Strong side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strong%20side. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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