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Field Goal Off Free Kick
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Posted 10/13/2010 8:22:00 AM

I learned something new yesterday about free kicks and fair catches.  First, that if you fair catch a punt or kickoff, you have the choice of taking a free kick (kickoff only) from the spot of the fair catch.  Second, on that subsequent free kick, you can score a field goal if it goes through the uprights.  Read that in the Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com yesterday.  Imagine a team pinned deep at the end of the half punts out of their endzone to their own 40 or so.  You fair catch it, so you can decide to try a free kick.  If your kicker can boom his kickoffs, why not give a 50 yarder a shot at the end of the half?


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RE: Field Goal Off Free Kick

Posted 10/13/2010 5:44:00 PM

"Free" as in the defense cannot line-up...?



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RE: Field Goal Off Free Kick

Posted 10/13/2010 9:04:00 PM

It would be just like a kickoff.  They would line up 10 yards from the ball.


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RE: Field Goal Off Free Kick

Posted 10/14/2010 8:00:00 AM

Would it have to be a drop kick to kick the field goal?


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RE: Field Goal Off Free Kick

Posted 10/14/2010 8:45:00 AM

Nope.  No drop kick necessary.  The free kick is exactly like a kickoff.  You get to use a tee and everything.  So if you have a guy who can put the ball in the endzone on his kickoffs, he might be able to make one from mid-field. 


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RE: Field Goal Off Free Kick

Posted 10/14/2010 8:58:00 AM

Here are the rules pertaining to this situation.
 
7-1-4 – The captain may choose to free kick or snap anywhere between the hash marks on the yard line through the spot of the catch when a fair catch is made or through the spot of interference, when a fair catch is awarded. 
 
6-1-1 – For any free kick, a free-kick line, corresponding to a scrimmage line, is established for each team. These lines are always 10 yards apart. Unless moved by a penalty, K’s free kick line is: …c. The yard line through the spot of the catch after a fair catch. 
 
6-1-2 – A free kick shall be made from any point between the hash marks and on K’s free-kick line. A punt may not be used for a free kick other than after a safety…
 
8-4-1 – A field goal is scored as follows: a. The field-goal attempt shall be a place kick or a drop kick from scrimmage, OR from a free kick following a fair catch, or an awarded fair catch.

Another interesting note, did you know that after a touchdown or field goal, "the opponent of the scoring team shall designate which team will kick off."  I didn't know that you actually had a choice.  So if a team scores on you, you could actually give them the ball back again.  I don't know why, but it's in there.


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RE: Field Goal Off Free Kick

Posted 11/9/2010 3:31:00 PM

Lets say you score with 10 seconds left and are still down one score. An onside kick should you recover it gives you a better shot with only one play.

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