missed the first half. just watching it now

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      • #154431

        Ute Fan

        can we talk about utah not coming after the punt when oregon state punted from their 1 yard line on their opening drive? the snap was awful and dropped by the punter and is guaranteed to be blocked for 2-6 points if we arent in punt safe???

      • #154435

        Ute Fan

        Inside the 5 I favor the punt block set. The shorter drop speeds the kick and often causes a short kick. The lack of return blocking is offset by a line trying to max protect. Good field position is pretty much guaranteed. From the 1 it should be a no-brainer. It’s 7 points more than it is 2.

        • #154436

          Ute Fan

          Agree. ST play altogether is a completer mess. What exactly is the punt return doing? 3-4 Utah players get through the line than stop and stand in front of the shield and watch the punter kick the ball. I guess they then block the punter and shield players while the rest of the team tries to block as Covey calls a fair catch.

      • #154438
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        Ute Fan

        Under normal circumstances I would agree.  When you have one of the best punt returners in the country you set up the return when you know it is a one step kick and will be fielded inside the 50 makes the probability of a great return very high.  The likelyhood of a block or muffed snap is lower than getting a roughing penalty going after the kick.

      • #154440

        Ute Fan

        You don’t risk a ruffing call when you are almost guaranteed good field position.

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