downfield : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
    he threw to a downfield receiver
  • r  toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
    he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards

  • I love it when he takes the ball and darts downfield for 30 yards, making one, two, three defenders fall as they chase him.
  • He can also "juke" his hips, dip his shoulder, toss his head, flutter his eyelashes, and leave a safety man twisted up like a pretzel as he cuts downfield for a pass.
  • Expect the issue to be punted downfield for further discussion later in the year.
News & Articles

  • Oakland Raiders' offense playing catch-up
    The pass from quarterback Matt Flynn arrived in a spiral, 30 yards downfield. Rod Streater, tightly guarded along the right sideline, caught the pass at the top of his jump, coming down inside the 5-yard line.
    June 13, 2013 - San Jose Mercury News

  • Jim Brown in
    Gene was the leader of a great line,Brown said, "and the greatest downfield blocker in the history of pro football."
  • Randy Shannon in International Herald Tribune
    I watch football late at night, and I see a lot of Pac-10 games,Shannon said. "We know about Cal. They're a very run-oriented team, but they can take shots downfield as well. There's going to be a lot of speed on both sides, but you'll...
  • Mike Tomlin in International Herald Tribune
    Larry Fitzgerald, is quite simply, the best receiver in the world down the field in one-on-one situations,Tomlin said. "If we're to be successful in Tampa, we need to limit the number of times we're downfield with him one-on-one....

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