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it is not legal to drop kick beyond the line of scrimmage. all you can do beyond the line of scrimmage is pitch the ball backwards.

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Q: Is it legal to drop kick beyond the line of scrimmage?
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Is it legal to hurdle the line of scrimmage to block a kick?

Yes, because you still cross the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped so there is nothing wrong with it!!


In the NFL can you drop kick a kick off or must the ball be on a tee or held by a player?

Dropkicks can only be attempted on a play from scrimmage, not on a kicking play that restarts the game.


On a punt if the kicking team touches but does not down the ball and the receiving team tries to recover but does not get possession and the kicking team recovers. Who's ball?

If a player from the receiving team touches the ball at all on a punt and the ball is still in play, whoever recovers the ball in play gets the ball.AnswerA punt or field goal except a try after touchdown is a scrimmage kick. A scrimmage kick that is recovered behind the line of scrimmage may be advanced by either team. A low scrimmage kick that is touched beyond the line of scrimmage by the receivers is ignored. If the kickers contact the ball beyond the line of scrimmage either intentionally or not they have committed a first touching violation. The ball is then free for the receivers to recover and advance. As long as they do not foul during the down the receivers will have the choice of taking the results of the play or return the ball to the spot of first touching where the receivers will retain possession. As an example a scrimmage kick strikes a kicker after bouncing on the ground. The receiver picks up the ball runs ten yards and fumbles. The ball is recovered by the kickers. Because of the first touching violation the receivers retain the ball where it was first touched by the kickers beyond the line of scrimmage. If the receivers are the first to touch a scrimmage kick beyond the line of scrimmage the team that is in possession at the end of the down will be awarded a first down where the ball is recovered. A kick remains a kick unless it is a dead ball or is possessed. A ball that is first touched beyond the line of scrimmage by the receivers may be recovered but not advanced by the kickers. As an example if a kick is touched by the receivers but not possessed by them it is a muff and may be recovered but not advanced by the kicking team. If the receivers possess the kick the kick has ended and if they lose possession of the live ball it may be advanced by either team. And now you know why the kicking game is where most errors occur.


If a player is in possession of the ball and kick it out of play is this unsporting conduct and a bookable offense?

If you are behind the line of scrimmage it will just be recorded as a punt, and possession will change at the point it went out of bounds (although there may also be a penalty for ineligible downfield if you have receivers (other than the two men on the end of the line) beyond the line of scrimmage). If you punted it after you had gone beyond the line of scrimmage, that would be a penalty. It is also a penalty to deliberately kick a ball you are not in possession of (ie. a fumble).


What is a free kick in NFL football?

A "free kick" is any kick that is not a scrimmage kick. This includes kickoffs, or kicks that put the ball in play following a safety or a fair catch. A "scrimmage" kick, on the other hand, is a kick that takes place on a regular down or a try, when the ball must be snapped. This includes (most) punts, field-goal attempts and PATs. Kickoffs cannot be punted, but any other type of free kick can be punted, place-kicked or drop-kicked.


What is a free kick in the nfl?

A "free kick" is any kick that is not a scrimmage kick. This includes kickoffs, or kicks that put the ball in play following a safety or a fair catch. A "scrimmage" kick, on the other hand, is a kick that takes place on a regular down or a try, when the ball must be snapped. This includes (most) punts, field-goal attempts and PATs. Kickoffs cannot be punted, but any other type of free kick can be punted, place-kicked or drop-kicked.


Since a drop-kick for a field goal can be attempted at any time can a defender who has intercepted a pass also attempt a drop-kick?

NO! A defender that intercepts a ball can not attempt a drop goal. This is not legel since the ball must be 'behind the line of scrimmage'. This implies that only the offense could do it... Sort of. Never really thought about it. The drop kick is simply a field goal. A field goal is a kick through the uprights taken from the ground (rather then a punt, which is taken from the hand). A drop kick is simply a field goal that is only on the ground very momentarily... That's correct. In rugby, a dropkick can be attempted at any time, but in American football, kicks can only be taken from behind the line of scrimmage. If a defending player intercepts, his team has no line of scrimmage -- it wouldn't be established for the next play until he was tackled. Canadian football still allows kicks from anywhere on the field, however, so in the CFL, a defender could attempt a dropkick.


Where is the ball spotted if the kick is blocked and falls beyond the line of scrimmage?

Assuming the ball is not returned and rolls dead in the field of play, it depends: High school: The ball is spotted where it rolls dead. College: The ball is spotted at the previous line of scrimmage or at the 20-yard line. NFL: The ball is spotted at the spot of the kick or at the 20-yard line.


Where do you spot the ball to kick a field goal?

Where the offense left the line of scrimmage


Is it true that in the NFL a placekick or dropkick doesn't have to be considered a FG attempt?

By rule, if you kick the ball during a scrimmage down, it's called a "scrimmage kick." If a scrimmage kick off the ground goes through the uprights, it's a field goal. Technically, there is no rule that defines a field goal "attempt." You don't necessarily have to "attempt" a field goal when placekicking on a scrimmage down, but if your kick doesn't go through the uprights, the same rules apply as would for a missed field goal.


What is the free kick rule in pro football?

A free kick is any kick not taken from a play at the line of scrimmage. That includes kickoffs, kicks after safeties, and the fair catch kick.


What is the duration of The Drop Kick?

The duration of The Drop Kick is 1.03 hours.

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