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Old 11-10-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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help!!!! in a game last night the quarterback pitched to the running back on third down. the running back ran three strides and punted the ball. the persuing defender tackled the running back at the same time as he was dropping the ball to punt. roughing the kicker was called giving the kicking team a first down. how is the defender based on a pitch and run by the back supposed to know its a punt?
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Samething happened in the USF game today on 3rd down, and roughing was called! It's my understanding once the rb in this case crosses the LOS or gets outside the hash he's fair game.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:06 PM   #3
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The rule is this: any player, no matter the position where they lined up at, can be a passer, kicker, etc. If the QB on Team A throws a lateral to the WR and the WR throws a pass down the field, the WR then becomes the passer, not the QB, that is why the penalty is roughing the passer, not roughing the QB. The same rule applies to a punting situation, the penalty is roughing the kicker, not roughing the punter. As far as the hashes and LOS is concerned, a player can be out side of hashes and roughing can still be callled. However, once Player A has crossed the line of scrimage, roughing can no longer be called. The only call I can think of in that situation (where the player has crossed the LOS) would be a personal foul, unsportsmanlike conduct. Hope this helps, any other questions?
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:06 PM   #4
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That makes sense jway. I think that rule should be tweeked a bit though. What's to stop more teams trying that on 3rd and long in hopes of receiving a cheap first down?
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:42 AM   #5
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Nothing. The play makes some sense when you have the ball at about the 40 with 3rd and 20 to go. Many teams don't consider things like this to be good sportsmanship, however.
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It is a risky play for 2 reasons. 1st, (pointing out the obvious) if you punt on 3rd, then you lose a chance to convert for a 1st. The 2nd, and this was called by the head official in the game I was refing on Friday night, if the punter holds on to the ball for an extended period of time, in an attempt to draw a roughing call, the official can call an unsportsmanlike on the punter. I have seen it called 3 times in my life and each time, it was very obvious what was going on. This is the least likely of all calls in the book but it is in the book.
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