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While Flutie may not get serious consideration for the HOF otherwise, I think his drop kick yesterday probably netted him a little corner somewhere. At least he's going into the record books with it.
You called it, he got his "little corner somewhere" in the form of the NFL Special Teams Player of the Week award.Pretty lame if you ask me -- there are others out there who had more impact on special teams and whose teams actually won (Jets' Justin Miller, for example).

 
I'm pretty sure as well that a free kick is not restricted to a drop-kick. If I'm not mistaken as well I think a free kick can be tried with no time left on the clock. So if time expires during a punt and a fair catch is called for, the kicker can get a shot at a field goal that is unopposed.
please explain this more....I"M interested.
 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
I'm confused, what do you mean?
After a fair catch, you can drop-kick it from the spot of the catch for three points. Depending on field position, it's a better than throwing a hail mary at the end of a half.
i'm pretty sure it can be a regular free kick (field goal attempt)...not restricted to a dropkick
Yes, it can be a placekick or a dropkick.
So do they line up and snap the ball or do they just immediately kick it? And it can't be blocked??
 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
I'm confused, what do you mean?
After a fair catch, you can drop-kick it from the spot of the catch for three points. Depending on field position, it's a better than throwing a hail mary at the end of a half.
i'm pretty sure it can be a regular free kick (field goal attempt)...not restricted to a dropkick
Yes, it can be a placekick or a dropkick.
So do they line up and snap the ball or do they just immediately kick it? And it can't be blocked??
The ball is held by a holder at the spot of the kick. The defensive team lines up 10 yards back, so they're virtually eliminated from the play. The kicker can run up and kick it from as far back as he likes.Yes, I've seen this. I believe Detroit did it once on a Thanksgiving game.

 

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