A slot is an authorization to take-off or land at a certain airport on a specific day during a specified time period. This authorization is distinct from air traffic control clearance or similar authorizations.
Slot Receiver – The slot receiver position got its name because it’s where players line up pre-snap, between the last man on the line of scrimmage (either the tight end or offensive tackle) and the outside receiver. This gives a slot receiver more routes to run than the traditional wide receiver.
Route Running / Chemistry With the QB – The slot receiver needs to have good chemistry with the quarterback so that they can get open on the pass, especially in short passing situations. They also need to be precise with their timing.
Blocking & Tackles – The slot receiver can be a great blocker in the passing game, but they have to be sure that they’re blocking well. They need to know when and where they should be on the field, as well as how to tackle a defender in case they lose the ball.
Payback Percentage & Hit Frequency – The payback percentage of a slot machine refers to how much a machine pays out on average, while the hit frequency is the number of times the machine has paid out over a period of time. A machine with a high payback percentage can be a gambler’s best friend, but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee a win.