OT-Spread Punt in the NFL

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 14th, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Yelling at the tv while D. Hester was running punts back all over the place it occurred to me a rugby punt would be ideal in these situations and seeing that they have unlimited time to practice this in the NFL it is surprising it is not used. 

Since I'm just a guy on the couch, I'm guessing the punt rules in college and the pros are different, but I still think it works even if you can only get 2 gunners loose.

What do you think? It can't be worse than what the Lions attempted yesterday.

 

Comments

jsquigg

November 14th, 2011 at 6:27 PM ^

It was epic fail to put the ball anywhere in the vicinity of Hester once, let alone more than once.  It amazes me how coaches ignore the obvious and the Lions were terrible in every facet yesterday, and then the head coach makes excuses.