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On side punt?

Can this even happen? just heard Harbaugh say the reason for declining the penalty is cause they could on side kick..
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Yes. its the same a kickoff, just has to go 10 yards. I've seen it done a couple of times, dont remember if they were successful.
Can't use a tee.

Seem it done with a drop kick instead of a punt.
Had to look it up, but yes, it has happened.

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2004091911/2004/REG2/browns@cowboys/analyze/box-score#tab=analyze&analyze=playbyplay
Better answer, though, is that there's less risk of injury on taking the kneel-down.
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Can't use a tee.

Seem it done with a drop kick instead of a punt.

Drop kick it or you can line drive squib punt itand have it bounce around and after 10 yards it is live. No tee is allowed like you said.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Oct 18, 2012 at 9:22 PM ]
I tought if its a safty its they have to punt the ball automaticly?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=otfo88wfNyE

Here's the Jets doing it vs the Giants (and they should have recovered it).