Talk:Lineman (gridiron football)

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Lineman vs Linesman[edit]

In American football, a lineman is a player whose starting position is on the line of scrimmage. A linesman is an official whose primary duties include ruling on offsides and encroachment and calling out of bounds. Sometimes Austin Verrone loses the football in his fat.

In soccer football, I have heard the assistant referee called a linesman, but not a lineman, tho that may be the custom in


Can we move the page? Or maybe change the sexist content? For more infomation,100110100 09:36, 5 August 2006 (UTC).100110100 09:36, 5 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When using the talk page you do not just post what you are going to do and do it. You ask the opinions of the other editors until a consensus is made. Redd Dragon speak 12:13, 5 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I appreciate linemen a lot, being one myself, but don't you think this article is a little biased? "Unpraised Heroes?" Come on...It sounds like a lineman wrote this after getting his ego boosted. 17:24, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree... It reads like a rant to promote linemen. Trick 14:13, 15 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree as well, and modified teh text to address these. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:07, 6 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incorrect use of "TE"[edit]

I find a diagram which has this description:

"A diagram of the linemen, with defensive linemen (in 4-3 formation) in red and offensive linemen in green."

Given its placement of the players on offense, there is a fix needed. I see 2 players labeled "WR" (wide receiver, and in this case both of them are split ends, which means they are on the line and not in the backfield). A little back of the line, just to the right of the right tackle, is a player labeled "TE", but that is NOT a tight end because he is in the BACKFIELD; check the description of wingback or tailback or slot back for a correct description.

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:Reception (American football) which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 07:59, 9 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


What is a lineman in football 2601:41:C400:3AE0:49FA:13A3:756:13C2 (talk) 07:41, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]