An offensive football play that involves trickery and deception, intended to give the offensive team an advantage by confusing the defense.
Gimmick plays are easy to defend against if the defense sees it coming, so they are only run once in a while.
Gimmick plays are also known as gadget plays.
The flea flicker
, the halfback pass, and the double reverse are some examples of gimmick plays.
November 26, 2006