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what does " four downs"mean? He was the man Johnson should have been talking to. Telling the Deputy Attorney General was not necessary, but telling the new President was. What was required was someone with a gift for explaining the obvious. Actually, it wasn't as obvious as it appeared to be; a great many eminent attorneys, Robert Kennedy among them, were so shaken that they had forgotten where they could lay their hands on the oath. Reis's instincts were better than he knew. It may have been like pointing out to the Washington Redskins that they were entitled to four downs, but if the Redskin quarterback forgot, somebody would have to come to his rescue.
Jun 19, 2013 9:25 AM
Answers · 1 • Basically, a down is a play. From the time the ball is snapped (put into play), to the time the play is whistled over by the officials, is considered one down. • A team's offense is given four downs (plays) to move ten yards toward the opponent's end zone. • Distance is the number of yards a team needs to get a new set of four downs. • If they make the ten yards needed within four downs, they are given a new set of downs. This is called getting a first down.
June 19, 2013
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