• Re: NFL running into/roughing the punter

    From leonard hofstatder@21:1/5 to mercellusb on Tue Dec 5 04:51:13 2023
    On 12/4/2023 9:05 AM, mercellusb wrote:
    I was watching the NFL halftime highlights yesterday and noticed a couple of instances where, if it were a college game, there would have been penalties on punt attempts--one where the punter was obliterated on a block. WTF? Seems like a bad difference
    in rules, what with today’s more protective game.


    Was it Colts/Titans?
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1731777834945741157


    https://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/nfl-video-rulebook/roughing-or-running-into-the-kicker/

    ROUGHING/RUNNING INTO THE KICKER

    No defensive player may run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind
    the line unless such contact:

    1. is incidental to and occurs after the defender has touched the kick
    in flight

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  • From Con Reeder, unhyphenated American@21:1/5 to leonard hofstatder on Tue Dec 5 15:20:20 2023
    On 2023-12-05, leonard hofstatder <n.nut@comcast.net> wrote:
    On 12/4/2023 9:05 AM, mercellusb wrote:
    I was watching the NFL halftime highlights yesterday and noticed a couple of instances where, if it were a college game, there would have been penalties on punt attempts--one where the punter was obliterated on a block. WTF? Seems like a bad
    difference in rules, what with today’s more protective game.


    Was it Colts/Titans?
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1731777834945741157


    https://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/nfl-video-rulebook/roughing-or-running-into-the-kicker/

    ROUGHING/RUNNING INTO THE KICKER

    No defensive player may run into or rough a kicker who kicks from behind
    the line unless such contact:

    1. is incidental to and occurs after the defender has touched the kick
    in flight

    Or presumably if they are blocked into the kicker.

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