An audible is when the quarterback doesn’t like what he sees in the defense, so he changes the play, or the defense doesn’t like what they see in the offense. A face mask isn’t always a penalty. It’s part of the helmet, also known as the birdcage. But there are many times that a “face mask” is called as a penalty when the defender takes down the offender with a hold of his face mask. It is usually a penalty.
Bonus Point if you can guess who’s in the photo!
(answer: Rob Gronkowski)