MAN

What is MAN?

MAN meaning type of blocking or pass coverage; in man blocking, the offensive player is assigned to block a particular defender by position and he must block that defender no matter what path the defender takes; in man pass coverage, the defender is assigned to cover a particular receiver and must cover him no matter where he goes as long as the play might still be a pass play to that receiver; also called man-to-man

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS