Looks to be a complete team failure, but does the punter have any influence in stopping that ball play?
Where have I seen tackling attempts like those.
Usually not. But better things are expected of Australian punters because they usually played sports that involved tackling.
The classic was the first time Darren Bennet had a punt that was returned a long way - it looked like it was going to be a TD, but Bennett tackled and stopped the runner cold. Everyone was amazed because normally punters are weak tacklers. The commentators said that was the first time there were high-fives by both teams after a punt return.
My first thought was he out kicked the coverage, but the punt return muffed the catch, so that wasn’t a factor. I think that the dropped catch seemed to rattle the kicking team and they blew it.
Smoke my pole Texas
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@Mods - maybe there should be a college thread to separate general discussion away from the achievements of Dustin’s sons.
- Keep all American Football in this thread
- Keep this thread as a Fletcher kids thread
Keep this as a college football thread. Don’t merge it with the NFL thread.
Yeah, i like this being a defacto CFB thread
Start up a separate college football thread. I [and 80% of other voters] would rather see news of the Fletchers without having to trawl through dozens of posts about college teams we have zero interest in.
Can we please have another thread to complain in?
No reply from mods in over an hour. Just a typical response to complaints around here. I’d start a new thread myself but it’s the principle.
Here you go…
Arkansas lost to Alabama in a close one:
Those sort of numbers will get you into the NFL.
Bearcats lost to Iowa
That’s an outstanding game from Max. Might be enough to get him consideration for special teams player of the week.
A touchback happens when the punt goes into the end zone.
It’s not an ideal result as the opponent starts possession at the 20 or 25.
The ideal punt is to get as close to the end zone without going in.