he is responsible for the selection of the
play and the execution. The captain
should interfere with the quarter no of ten-
er than is absolutely necessary. It takes
away the self-reliance of the quarter, and
makes him halting and diffident when he
ought to be confident and aggressive. It
slows up and demoralizes the whole game.
The captain should give his instructions
to the quarter before the game, or during
the let-up, as a rule.
When off the field, the quarter-back
should go over his plays, catalogue them,
familiarizing himself with them and prac¬
tising calling his signals. He should
study when and where to order a kick.
He should consult with his captain and
coach as to the general ordering of the
Upon the defence, the quarter, with the
other two backs, forms a kind of second
rush line. The play of the quarter-back
on the defence, unless some special as-