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Origin of Term[edit]

l would like to see a section explaining the origin of the term 'cornerback'. Must be relatively modern with the proliferation of the pass-first offense. The safety position I can see being around much longer as the last line of defense for a runner breaking through the linebackers. Also, why "corner"? Is the edge of the field considered a corner?

Clean up[edit]

The latter portion of this article sounds as if someone plagiarized it from a "How To... Guide" or "SI for Kids" magazine. Additionally, there are some second person slips and confusing terminology. This article also lacks resources, someone could have easily made it all up through original research or BS Shenanigans.

Well plagiarism, geez. Not quite, editing yes. Any contributions are welcome, and yes someone could have easily made it up. I'm still looking for the BS shenanigans, if you find any, I'll try to omit them. Otherwise feel free to go to town. Cheers Corner8 23:48, 29 January 2007 (UTC) i like appall sauce play is when u have to make a poo — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:58, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Cover 1[edit]

Cover 1 is a 1-deep coverage, not a 3-deep coverage.

Well maybe your right. When I played 3 deep was called cover one but this was just high school. I suspect it varies. Any changes are welcome though.


I added on a little bit of background. Hope it helps.--Steve (talk) 02:22, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

This is cleaning up nicely, IMHO.--Steve (talk) 04:35, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Factual Accuracy[edit]

The factual accuracy does not seem to be disputed. No one is protesting to making any changes to the article. If you think something is wrong, by all means, change it! (talk) 00:55, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Although, I have to say, this article DEFINITELY needs work. Ugh. (talk) 00:58, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Needs work[edit]

Given the purpose of Wikipedia articles is generally to communicate knowledge to people who don't know anything (or a lot) about a particular subject, I think this article is a bit heavy on technical football terms that many people won't understand. There are also some odd pieces of writing - e.g. using capital letters for emphasis "they can cover ANY offensive receiver so effectively" - that aren't really encyclopedic. Overall it needs a cleanup from someone who really understands the subject (which rules me out as I know almost nothing about the sport). Lewdswap (talk) 11:15, 8 June 2015 (UTC)