2018 Preseason Thread

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby sameoldlama » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:28 pm

I thought you could always fair catch a KO - only difference now instead of it being spotted at point of catch if the fair catch is inside 25 it would be moved to 25.
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:38 pm

Exactly. You've always been able to fair catch a kick, whether it be a punt or a kickoff.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:49 am

QB Jake Zembiec's career is over due to injury. The specific injury wasn't stated but he'll remain with the team on a medical scholarship.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby tempe » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:01 pm

too bad for Jake - hope is getting a good college education.

On that fair catch /25 yard line rule - WTF? The fair catch IS for safety reasons - no? I would really love to know the reasoning on this change. Why not just get rid of the kick-off and place the ball on the twenty-five - speed up the game. Punting must be in line for the chopping block -

Is it true that in the really old days of basketball teams had a center court tip off after every score. Now just take it out - so

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby PSUgrower » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:26 pm

I like the new kickoff rule. Teams can decide what they want to do. They can fair catch it at the 5 yard line and get it at the 25- sounds good to me. Under no circumstances do I want kickoffs taken away! I am a huge lover of special teams. I never cared for Virginia Tech but those special teams under Beamer were awesome! He changed games and we are starting to see that at PSU.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Crowbar » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:38 pm

All I can say is I hope they catch the Twitter prick who threatened to kill thousands of people in a mass shooting at Beaver Stadium this season.

WTF is wrong with people?
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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby hbendle » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:12 pm

Can you fair catch an onsides kick? if it stays in the air?

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Shore Lion » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:22 pm

hbendle wrote:Can you fair catch an onsides kick? if it stays in the air?


Yes, that's one of the reasons the kicker often drives the ball into the ground first, to take that option away.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby hbendle » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:30 pm

That's what I thought, but I don't recall too many examples of the receiving team trying to draw fair catch interference penalties on air-balls. Maybe this will make them think about it more.

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Re: 2018 Preseason Thread

Postby Blue&White » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:35 pm

I just always thought a kick off was a live ball, period. I never heard of there being a fair catch on a kick off. Learn something new every day, I guess.
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