Why does (USA) football seem to start and stop plays so often?
It seems to me like every few yards they stop for whatever reason rather than just keeping on running with the ball. Why?
- conley39Lv 71 month ago
Because that's the way the rules work. Teams have up to four plays to move the ball 10 yards or more to stay on offense. It's not like soccer or rugby.
- 2 months ago
Bill, how would anyone in your country know what a real man is? Your men are always on the bottom. What a shlthole you live in, hon.Source(s): experience
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's similar to the reason soccer players just don't dribble the ball all the way to the opponent's goal and kick it in.
- 2 months ago
The play ends when someone is tackled, out of bounds, or scores. Then it sets back up and starts again.
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- EntropyLv 72 months ago
You can only advance the ball until you are tackled or forced out of bounds. Then everyone must re-set for the next play. Football is less of a marathon like Soccer, and more of a series of very intense sprints with rests in between each.
If you're confused about the basics of football, I suggest finding an online article or youtube video on the subject. They will likely do a better job explaining than an anonymous length-limited Q&A forum like this.
- BillLv 62 months ago
real men play foot ball --Americans play grid iron