Watching the game with my Dad, he mentioned after the soul-wrenching final play that it appeared Blake O'Neill, in his panic, reverted to the instinct of an Aussie Rules Football player, in that he felt he needed to kick the ball or take a penalty. I guess there is no "falling on the ball" in Aussie Football, so the act of simply covering up and holding onto the ball would not have occured to Blake in the heat of the moment.
Anyone on the board have a firm understanding of Aussie Football that could speak to the veracity of this idea?
Edit: It was just a question. I love me some Blake O'Neill and agree that he is a great punter. I don't know much of anything about Aussie Football so I was hoping for someone who does to give an opinion. Instead I get "Rabble, rabble, rabble... let it go." Fair enough, the wound is still to fresh to talk about things rationally.