Anonymous asked in SportsFootball (American) · 6 months ago

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?

6 Answers

  • 6 months 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.

  • 6 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
  • Anonymous
    6 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.

  • 6 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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  • 6 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.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    real men play foot ball --Americans play grid iron

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