In numerous conversations with various nfl fans, some coin phrases have been added into the everyday football lingo. To be honest i really doubt if people really know what they mean. maybe you all can shed some light on these for me. HYBRID: To me this is a guy who doesnt quite have the dimension u want or need at a certain position. ex. a hybrid safety is a guy who isnt big enough to play safety or fast enough to play corner. Most of the time I hear this word it is used in the context of " its a great innovation", This confuses me because ideally you dont want to have a hybrid anything, you want the right guys in the right places.. PEDIGREE: this one really kills me. Are we talking about NFL bloodlines, they come out of top coledge programs, or what? Does a guy have a pedgree because he isnt a hybrid D ). It could possibly be guys are using terms they dont know the context of to sound more intellegent than they really are.... In that light i will solve all the cowboys problem and guarentee a superbowl win in one fell swoop. If The Cowboys sign a bunch of guys with pedigees , run various hybrid offenses and defenses, minimise the ground clutter ( i just made that one up) we WILL win the superbowl.