00:01:26 There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins.
00:01:29 Players are in position, linemen are frozen,
00:01:32 and anything is possible.
00:01:38 Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide.
00:01:44 From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bone
00:01:46 is closer to four seconds than five.
00:01:57 One Mississippi.
00:01:59 Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback
00:02:01 takes the snap and hands off to his running back.
00:02:05 Two Mississippi.
00:02:07 It's a trick play, a flea-flicker,
00:02:09 and the running back tosses the ball back to the quarterback.
00:02:15 Three Mississippi.
00:02:16 Up to now the play's been defined by the what the quarterback sees.
00:02:21 It's about to be defined by what he doesn't.