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Old Thu Dec 03, 2009, 09:50pm
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Free Kick After Fair Catch

K attempts a free kick after a fair catch on R 45. K's kick:
1. Falls short and is caught by R1 on R's 3.
2. Falls short, lands on R 3 yard line and is recovered by R1 in R's endzone.
3. Is caught in flight by R1 in R's endzone.

Am I correct with the following...
1. R1 can possess and advance the ball.
2. Touchback
3. Touchback
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Old Thu Dec 03, 2009, 10:04pm
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K attempts a free kick after a fair catch on R 45. K's kick:
1. Falls short and is caught by R1 on R's 3.
2. Falls short, lands on R 3 yard line and is recovered by R1 in R's endzone.
3. Is caught in flight by R1 in R's endzone.

Am I correct with the following...
1. R1 can possess and advance the ball.
2. Touchback
3. Touchback
Yes, you are correct.

Additionally, answer this, If R1 is standing 5 yards deep in his end zone and the ball bounces off his helmet and it caroms through the upright, what do you have?
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 10:06am
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The touching by R would be ignored and the attempt is successful.
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 11:42am
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Good! Just trying to keep you on your toes.
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 01:30pm
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I appreciate it. Also, since I have never seen this done, what is the formation?
Does K line up like a usual Free Kick and R has to line up 10 yards away?
And obviously, there is no rushing... right?
Would the rest of the K players run down the field in case the ball lands short of the endzone, like a typical free kick?
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 02:04pm
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It's no different than any other free kick...except that K gets 3 points if it goes thru the uprights. The other odd thing would be that if they make it, you turn around and free kick the other direction. No wonder the fans and announcers (and some officials) are confused!!
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 02:30pm
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It's no different than any other free kick...except that K gets 3 points if it goes thru the uprights. The other odd thing would be that if they make it, you turn around and free kick the other direction. No wonder the fans and announcers (and some officials) are confused!!
One minor exception, if you would even call it an exception ... R & U line up under and rule on their respective uprights. U also rules on the crossbar (5 man Fed mechanics)
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 02:30pm
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The other odd thing would be that if they make it, you turn around and free kick the other direction.
You sure about that?
It's a successful FG and the ensuing free kick (Kick-off) would be executed in the same manner as any other kick-off after a scoring play.
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 02:37pm
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You sure about that?
It's a successful FG and the ensuing free kick (Kick-off) would be executed in the same manner as any other kick-off after a scoring play.
You're right, you don't kick the other direction. It's the back-to-back free kicks by one team that would seem odd.
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 08:39pm
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R has the right to place the ball any spot within hash marks.
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Old Fri Dec 04, 2009, 10:17pm
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You're right, you don't kick the other direction. It's the back-to-back free kicks by one team that would seem odd.
Of course the scored upon team does have the option as to which team will kick-off, so I guess we could have a free kick in the opposite direction after the score.
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Old Sat Dec 05, 2009, 02:59pm
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Of course the scored upon team does have the option as to which team will kick-off, so I guess we could have a free kick in the opposite direction after the score.
you stole my post! I've got to get faster.
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