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Hawaii Punter's Run Towards Line Of Scrimmage

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by tsarbomba, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape Club Member

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    I think that for all but one of the Hawaii punts, their kicker would run a good five yards to the left or right, and then forward at least half-way to the line of scrimmage before kicking a rugby-style kick. I am not sure if this was a fake punt option, where the kicker can keep running if the defense is in the wrong position, but I found it very effective.

    It got me thinking, though, what the rule would be on roughing the kicker on such a play. It seems to me like the kicker would should no longer have the same protection as a traditional punter when kicking using this technique.

    Here is the rule:

    So, under the 4th numbered paragraph, this kicker, who almost always ran outside the tackle box, would have not had the protections that a punter would have even with the type of rugby kick that O'Neill does. In short, I think that the CU defense could rough him as long as the roughing did not constitute another penalty.
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Looked like we ran into him once and nothing was called.
     
  3. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    He got F'd up by his own player. Thought that might be the end of that but he kept doing it. At some point he is going to get seriously hurt
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Yes. We should've rocked his ass. I was thinking that during the game. He was fair game once he started running.
     
  5. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    The dude's a rugby player, he knows when to kick the ball to avoid being tackled.
     
  6. Eggon

    Eggon Club Member Club Member

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    How's about Darragh on that keeper. Wow he has wheels. Gutsy call also. Big play there.
     
  7. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, that type of punt is extremely dangerous. I know the guy is a former rugby player, but against teams that are more athletic and have the advantage of seeing more tape on him there will be some blocked punts/fumbles returned for TDs and a dead punter.
     
  8. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    He was a damned good HS bball player. Good athlete.
     
  9. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    bball or bball? What size is the b?
     
  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Basket. I think he averaged over 20 a game.
     
  11. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Based off of the rules above, not sure it would matter if he was a MMA fighter or not.
     
  12. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's unnecessary roughness to blow him up after he kicks the ball, someone should try it and see what happens.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Do they play asu?
     
  14. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Uptown Club Member

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    :lol:
     

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