Serious question...

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  1. Tedc

    Tedc Hardheaded

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    How does a punter get offsides in a punt? This is a serious question as I can't seem to understand the possibility of it.
     
  2. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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    ... was it a regular punt, because that seems impossible... or was it during a safety free kick?
     
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    Safety free kick
     
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    Did that happen? I remember seeing our guys lined up pretty far on the free kick, I just didn't know why
     
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    k. makes sense now.
     
  6. DerekLee1

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    It was explained to me that on the safety free kick, he stepped over the 20 yard line, resulting in an offsides.
     
  7. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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    yup. probably because the texans rarely practice taht on special teams.
     
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    looks like to me they RARELY PRACTICE a lot these days :foottap:
     
  9. Thorn

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    so how come on a free kick they punt? Wouldn't they get the ball farther down field if the place kicker did this?
     
  10. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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    because that's what they always do after safeties...
     


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    As I understand it (not certain though):

    You have the option to kick it from the ground or punt it.

    But I can't recall seeing a team choose to kick it so I could be wrong.
     
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    I have NEVER seen a team do anything but punt the ball after a safety. In all my years of watching football, I never recall anyone tee'ing it up on the 20 yard line to kick after a safety. I mean, is it a rule you have to punt rather than kick? If so, why is it called a "free" kick when you can't?

    I don't understand.
     
  13. powerfuldragon

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    Per the nfl rulebook:
    http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/safety

    that's probably got everything to do with it.. the fact that they can't use a tee.
     
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    OK, that makes sense. Thank's for looking that up. :)
     
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    I thought so. Thanks.
     
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    Not to derail the thread...but it seems that a Punter could also be a Kicker and vice versa. How come we never see this hybrid of the foot? They're not that different...
     
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    powerfuldragon grilled cheese and tomato soup.

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    if that hybrid were indeed on the team, what would happen if he got injured? all of a sudden you just lost two esoteric skillsets, so your FO starts scrambling, looking for replacements.. you get the picture.
     
  18. Vinny

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    Dan Pastorini used to Punt, so I'm sure if a kicker could punt at a high level or a punter could kick at a NFL level they would do it.
     
  19. Texan_Bill

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    Not only Pastorini, but also that team in Southern Oklahoma with Danny White.

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    I disagree for one reason Vinny. What happens if you have only one guy doing the punting and kicking - and he gets hurt. Now you have to move him inactive along with someone else to open up two roster spots... OUCH.

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    Michael Koenen (ATL) is the first guy to handle all of these duties since Pat Coral in the early '80's.
     
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