I was just reading Jennings take on the upcoming game...
Teams talk, with Jennings
And he pointed out something that I didn't understand in the Sheattle game.
Their punter kicked the ball 60 yards (monster leg) and they downed it at the one.
Here's my question it was a LIVE ball(I didn't hear a whistle blown) and one of our guys promptly picked it up to give us some breathing room. Why did the Refs place it right back at the one without a penalty flag thrown to take it back?
So far as I know until the whistle blows the play dead, or a player touched the recovering player(which never happened) that's a live ball and RETURNABLE by the Receiving team. Defense can't advance the ball but the Offense can. Right?
So to me this is just another instance of inept Officiating if my thought process is correct.
Oh yes, if our guy was out of bounds(another possible reason) why didn't the Zebes throw a flag on illegal touching?
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Sep 25, 2009 at 5:26 PM ]