play clock


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play clock

n. Football
A timing device that is used to indicate how many seconds remain for the offensive team to start a play before being penalized for delaying the game.
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has built a pace of play clock for the golf industry.
reviewing whether time expired on the play clock before the ball is snapped;
Offenses would have been penalized for snapping the ball before 29 seconds were left on the play clock.
An essential and brutal confrontation, synchronized to a play clock.
option=com_content&view=article&id=3855:play-clock-in-baseball-the-sec-to-add-two&catid=51:ncaa-baseball&Itemid=93) reported on bringing a play clock into college baseball tournaments.
Why, for example, would a team driving the ball down the field with plenty of time left on the play clock use a timeout when one doesn't ostensibly seem necessary?
There is one small timing tweak to be aware of: Now, after a TV timeout, a team will have only 15 seconds to run a play, rather than a full 25-second play clock.
Because it has no visible play clock, little or no practice devoted to clock issues, no clock available or turned on for practice, a poor understanding of clock management by coaches, and low a priority.
I believe in that and seeing the stadium, and knowing where the play clock is, knowing what the grass is like and knowing all those things.
In 2014 they launched their pace of play clock as a cost effective way to manage the pace of play problem on golf courses.
The proposal, which was couched as a player-safety measure, would have prohibited teams from snapping the ball within the first 10 seconds of the play clock.
The SEC tournament will introduce a 20-second and a 90-second play clock, as well as tournament format changes.