the act or result of a ball-carrier on the offensive team being tackled behind his own goal line, or the downing of a ball behind the offensive team's own goal line when it had been carried or propelled behind that goal line by a player on the offensive tream; such a play causes a score of two points to be awarded to the defensive team; -- it is distinguished from touchback, when the ball is downed behind the goal after being propelled there or last touched by a player of the defending team. See Touchdown. Same as Safety touchdown, below.
When a team knocks a ball over their own end line. A free shot goal is awarded to opposing team from 60 yards out.
usually the one or two deep defensive backs who play fifteen to twenty yards off the ball; the enemy of the quarterback; most interceptions are picked by the safety.
A player of the offensive team is tackled or goes down at their own end zone. Worth two points for the tackling team, results in changing the offensive turn. Oma maali (Pinomaa) "Seifti"
a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
a Big Deal on the football field, and it is, as a general rule, harder to achieve than a sack
an infrequently-occurring score
a rare event occuring when a player causes the ball to become dead in his own end zone
a rare event occurrin' when a player causes th' ball ta become dead in his own en zorne
a ridiculously-named way two score two points
a shot that is easy to get and will give you something to publish if you fail to get good action
A two-point scoring play usually caused by the ball carrier being tackled by a defender in his own end zone. The NFL equivalent of an own goal. 2. A defensive back who lines up in the middle of the field and provides cover for the cornerbacks on each flank.
A defensive shot intended to leave your opponent with a difficult shot.
An intentional safety shot designed to leave your opponent in trouble. In some games it is necessary to call a safety before the shot (as in 7-Ball, where it is a foul if you miss a pot.)
Two points scored by the defensive team when a member of the offensive team is tackled with the football in their own end zone.
Also known as a Penalty 6, a safety is awarded when a defending player hits the ball over his own backline, the shot is taken 60 yards out from the backline, opposite the point at which the ball went over. It is equivalent to a corner in soccer and no defender can be nearer than 30 yards from the ball when it is played.
When a team forces the opposition to down the ball in their own end zone, they receive two points, called a safety. Also, the player position called safety is a defensive backfield position, the deepest in the backfield. There are two safeties, see Strong Safety and Free Safety.
a player position on defense a method of scoring (worth two points) by downing an opposing ballcarrier in his own end zone, forcing the opposing ballcarrier out of his own end zone AND out of bounds, or forcing the offensive team to fumble the ball so that it exits the end zone. A safety is also awarded if the offensive team commits a penalty within its own end zone. After a safety, the team that was scored upon must kick the ball to the scoring team from its own 20-yard line. In college and high school football, a safety is also awarded if the team defending a conversion attempt gains possession of the ball (via a fumble, interception, or blocked kick) and runs it back into the scoring team's end zone. The defending team will earn two points. However, this type of safety will be followed by the regular kickoff that follows a touchdown.
The situation in which the ball is dead on or behind a team's own goal if the impetus comes from a player on that team. Two points are scored for the opposing team.
A free hit. When the ball rolls over the back line wide of the goal mouth as a result of being touched by a defending man, the attacking team is allowed to hit a safety from 60 yards out to a defended goal. The clock is stopped and the ball is placed on the 60-yard line approximately in line with the spot where the ball crossed the back line.
A defensive action taken when a player has no prospective shot on the table. It is a legal shot and is not considered to be DIRTY POOL. A safety must still conform with the rule concerning hitting the CORRECT ball and striking the rail afterwards. If a CORRECT ball is accidentally pocketed while playing safe, the shooter must continue to shoot. It is polite to call safeties, but not required.
A "back-up" take done after a successful one has been shot.
a defensive move which is designed is to leave your opponent without a shot.
a player position on defense -- see free safety and strong safety. a method of scoring (worth two points) by downing an opposing ballcarrier in his own end zone, forcing the opposing ballcarrier out of his own end zone AND out of bounds, or forcing the offensive team to fumble the ball so that it exits the end zone. A safety is also awarded if the offensive team commits a penalty within its own end zone. After a safety, the team that was scored upon must kick the ball to the scoring team from its own 20-yard line. A safety scored during a try scores 1 point and is followed by a kickoff as for any other try.
when a ball carrier is tackled in his own end zone after bringing the ball there under his own power; the defense earns 2 points and receives a free kick from the offense's own 20-yard line.
A way of playing the ball, not with the intention to pot something, but to make it hard orimpossible for the opponent to make a pot on his next shot.
a sack that takes place in the quarterback's own end-zone (worth 2 points)
also known as Penalty 6, a defending player hits the ball over his own back line.
A score worth two points. Safeties occur when a defensive player tackles an offensive player in his own end zone. Safeties are also awarded when a ball is snapped out of the end zone, or if a player runs out of his own end zone, whether deliberately or not. The term safety also refers to the player who plays this position, a defensive player in the secondary who guards against long passes thrown downfield.
removing the flag of the other team behind their own goal line with the ball
Tackling a ball carrier in his own end zone; worth 2 points for the defensive team; also a defensive back covering a receiver.
Penalty No. 6. When a defending player hits the ball across his own backline, the other team is awarded a free hit 60 yards from the backline with the ball placed at the same distance from the sideline as when it went out.
A shot not with the intention to pot a ball, but to leave the opponent with little or no opportunity to make a pot on his next shot.
An intentionally defensive shot. This is a perfectly legal in many games, and there are often rules restricting how this shot may be executed. For example, in many Pool games you cannot shoot into a ball which is in contact with a rail when playing a safety.
A method of scoring in which a member of the offense is tackled within his own end zone.
A safety or safety touch, is a type of score in American football and Canadian football where a defensive team gains two points when the offensive team is tackled or loses possession in their own end zone.