What is the Strong Side in Football?

In Football, strong side is a term used to describe a side of the field relating to the alignment of the offense. When the offense has a tight end in their formation, the side of the offensive line the tight end lines up on is called the strong side, while the other side of the field is called the weak side. It is called the strong side because that side of the field has an extra blocker. Most runs in football are towards the strong side of the formation.

If there are two tight ends in the formation, one at either side of the offensive line, the positioning of the fullback and/or running back determines which side is the strong side.

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