By Ray Dunlap
Q – RP18, Result 2: Punter slips in act of punting, dribbles punt which rolls dead 5 yds behind line.
A – This is actually credited as one punt for -5 yards. This happened to Sean Landetta of the Giants in a playoff game in 1985!
Q – RP 18, Result 10: Snap sails over punter’s head, he recovers ball for 36 yd loss.
A – Score this as one rushing attempt by the punter for zero yards. The center actually gets charged with a fumble and all other yardage is incidental.
Q – RP19, Result 2: Punter drops snap, then tries to kick ball on the run, he misses it completely, recovered by d1 15 yds behind line.
A – This is a fumble. The punter gets charged with one run for zero yards. All other yardage is incidental.
Q – RP 19, Result 11: Blocked punt rebounds to punter, who gains 9 yds.
A – When a punt or a field goal attempt is blocked and recovered by the offensive team behind the line of scrimmage, any running advance is treated as miscellaneous yardage, not rushing yardage.
Q – RP 19, Result 12: High, wobbling punt sails out of bounds 7 yds behind line.
A – This is scored as one punt for -7 yards.
Q – RP20, Result 5: Punt is partially blocked and rolls dead 12 yds beyond line.
A – If a “blocked” kick crosses the original line of scrimmage, it is not scored as a blocked kick. In this case, this would be scored as one punt for 12 yards.