What I said in the game thread.... very good question and someone should tweet Maiocco on it.
Yeah, I'd like to hear if that was the correct call for sure and if so they should think about changing that rule. I mean if a punt is blocked why not kick or bat it forward as far as you can so the team doesn't take over with the best field position possible. I know it would be a penalty but if the option is decline it and keep ball wherever it is batted/kicked to compared to re-punt which you obviously wouldn't take then the penalty is meaningless. Kind of seems like rewarding a team for a bad play like when they use to give teams retries on onside kicks that went out of bounds. I mean the placement could have been the difference between a TD and FG.
I think we should have gotten the ball where he batted it forward at the least. At the most should have gotten it there plus 5 or how many yards the penalty for that is.
P.S. I also said the refs were really bad and missed/made bad calls on both side so not going to act like 49ers were the only victims. The 9ers might have gotten a few more calls but many bad/missed on both sides.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Dec 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM ]