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Offline wilber

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Re: The Super Bowl
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 12:41:55 pm »
I watched the second half. First superbowl I've ever watched, despite watching most CFL games. I agree the CFL has a much better game. I don't understand why they form a circle around the punted ball and watch it go dead. Why don't they pick it up and run with it?

They don't have no yards so you can be hit the second you touch the ball, that's why they have the fair catch. In Canadian football, the only player who can pick up a kick if it hasn't been touched is the kicker. I don't know if this applies to the NFL as well.
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Re: The Super Bowl
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 01:12:30 pm »
I watched the second half. First superbowl I've ever watched, despite watching most CFL games. I agree the CFL has a much better game. I don't understand why they form a circle around the punted ball and watch it go dead. Why don't they pick it up and run with it?

Picking up the ball means you will get destroyed as the punting team doesn't need to give you space.  It means that if the punt is half decent, there will be no return.  It seems a punt return is pretty rare in the NFL.

LA punted the ball 9 times.  There were 2 returns for 2 total yards.
NE punted 5 times, with 2 returns for 12 yards.