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Offline dammitbobby

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Practice Kick
« on: December 20, 2020, 10:09:18 PM »
4th and 10 at B20.  A lines up to kick game winning field goal, and before the ball snapped, Team A's coach calls time out.  Everyone hustles back over to the sideline, except the kicker and holder, who have a ball thrown in from the sideline, and the kicker takes a practice kick during the timeout.

Foul?  Violation?  Nothing?  Whatcha got?

(Believe this actually occurred in NFL in 2012 or 2013)

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Re: Practice Kick
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2020, 05:11:04 AM »
3-3-1-c covers it. Donít let Ďem do it. Donít stand around with your hands in your pockets, daydreaming about your girlfriend or the post-game meal/refreshment. Pay attention, and stop them when they bring a ball out onto the field.


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Re: Practice Kick
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2020, 05:13:52 AM »
4th and 10 at B20.  A lines up to kick game winning field goal, and before the ball snapped, Team A's coach calls time out.  Everyone hustles back over to the sideline, except the kicker and holder, who have a ball thrown in from the sideline, and the kicker takes a practice kick during the timeout.

Foul?  Violation?  Nothing?  Whatcha got?

(Believe this actually occurred in NFL in 2012 or 2013)

Never let it happen.  Why would the U not be with the ball?

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Re: Practice Kick
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2020, 06:34:06 AM »
In the example given, they used a ball thrown in from the sideline, not the ball currently in the game. Still can't do it. But, yes, the U should be near the ball in the game, and certainly it can't be used for anything. In fact, no ball may used for anything on the field of play during the game (except during halftime) - not even practice snaps or loosening of throwing arms. Do that in your team area, fellas. If, somehow, they manage to do something like that - even a practice kick - there is no foul. That is on us. We simply must be vigilant and not allow such things to happen.

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Re: Practice Kick
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2020, 10:57:43 AM »
3-3-1-c covers it. Donít let Ďem do it. Donít stand around with your hands in your pockets, daydreaming about your girlfriend or the post-game meal/refreshment. Pay attention, and stop them when they bring a ball out onto the field.

Thank you for the rule reference, wasn't sure where it would have been addressed (should have thought to look for timeout section, but still - always - learning)