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Punt Team Tampa

Punt Team Tampa

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IMPORTANT RULES TO KNOW
1.
Only the endman,as eligible receivers, canreleasedownfieldonthesnap.A manin motion who
is
clearlymorethan1yard outsideof the endmakes him eligible
to
go downfield.
2.
A blocked punt that does notcrossthe L.O.S.:
a)
Can be advanced by any memberofeither team.
b)
If the offensive team (Bucs) recovers
it,
we must make thenecessary yardage for a first down to maintainpossession.3. A blocked punt that crosses the L.O.S. is treated asaregular punted ball.Allow the ball to roll as close
to
our opponents goal lineandofficially down it.
4.
If you cross thegoalline and carry the ball with you
in
attemptto down theball inside the 5 yard line, it
is
a touchback
5.
It is interference,and can be penalized,
IT
you interfere with the returner whosignalsfor a fair catch. However, a muffed ball that touches the groundisfree andbelongs to the team that recovers
it..
6.
If thecoveringteam (Bucs) touches the ball, but failsto officiallydown it, the receiving team (opponent) can advance theballat no risk to themselves.NEVER touch the ball and walk away from
it
....Stay with the ball until you hearthe whistle blow.
7.
Theopponentscannotblock below the waistatany time during a kicking play
.
8. Coverage team cannot interfere with the free movementofa returner in hisattempt to catchapunted ball.9. A fair catch cannot be advanced,nor
may
the fair catcher be bumped
or
tackled.The returnercanadvanceafterafair catchif the balltouchesthe ground or touchesoneof us on thecoveringteam. 10. Whenakick fromscrimmageis first touched beyond theline
of
scrimmagebythereceiversandthe kickers recover in the receiversend zone, itisatouchdown for the kickers. Previously the kickers wereawardedthe ballatthe spotoffirst touch.
11
.
12.
13.
The punter hasnotprotection when:
a)
The
ball is touched first before hitting the punter;
b)
The
punter runs first thenpunts;
c)
Opponent is blockedonto the punter;
d)
Ifcontactoccurs duringaquickkick;
e)Ifcontactoccursafter the punter recoversa loose ba
ll Qn
th
epunter;
f)
If
thekickingteam forces
or
changesthedirectionofthepunter. Anyone playingoutof position
Qersey
numbers) must reportto the officials when aligning
in
puntformation.Enteringsubstitutes
on
th
epunt
te
amMUSTMOVE
OfHO
THEFIELD
as
far asinsidethenumbers. This wi
ll
applytoour Force
rs.
Initiallycrossthe numbers. thenalign your
se
lf 6 yardsfrom the
si
del
ine.
,
J
 
2
,
GENERAL
PROTECTION
&
COVERAGEPRINCIPLES
1 .
On snap, first block your responsibility then cover after the ball is punted.
2.
Discipline
in
your blocking technique is vital
...
man
or zone.
3.
Maintain your poise vs. teams that move around a lot or employ short. jerky type movements
in
attempt to draw you offsides.
4.
You must respond instinctively to the personal protectors calls ..... knowand understand them .
.
5.
Never follow a teammate downfield when covering. Fan to the openlane and maintain 5 yard horizontal spacing from adjacent man. Run thruyour
prop~r
landmark.
6.
Maintain outside-in leverage
on
the ball .... keep the ball on your insideshoulder.
7.
FORCERS
...
don't let ball carrier split you or bounce outside
of
you;
CONTAIN
....
you are the widest men on the field; smell out reverses andgadgets;
8.
Place your helmet
on
the ball .... especially the 2nd and 3rd tacklers ....create turnovers
9.
Avoid contact with the return man if he signals for a fair catch. Forcers,sprint past return man
(1
st)
turn back to goal line inside the 10 yard line.The 2nd forcer face-up and everyone keep coming .... anticipate a muffedball.10. Stay with the ball to properly
DOWN IT
....
Never touch it and walk away
..
stay with the ball until the whistle blows.11. Forcers can catch a punted ball (inside the 10 yard line) if the return manis not in position to field the punt.12. Covering punts is hustle and desire to make the hit .... BE a 100%'er.13.
"PETER
....
PETER"
....
poor punt; locate the ball and avoid illegaltouching; let the ball
roll
towards opponents goal line.14. Personal Protector .... yell direction, and if necessary, type of Punt toyour coverage team.15. Communication and Technique are the two necessary ingredients
in
perfect punt protection.16. When covering punts
vs.
a fair catch signal speed
up
.... do not becomecomplacent
....
good things
can
happen
to us
vs. a fair catch signal.
,
 
,
PUNT TEAM MECHANICS
1.
PERSONNEL:
Our selection of men on our punt team will be based uponthe athlete's ability to carry out his assignment in detail. Punt protectionmust be perfect every snap.
We
want men that understand this aspect
of
Special Teams.
2.
HUDDLE:
There will be no actual huddle on the field.
We
will organizeon the sideline and sprint onto the field after the coach sends the puntteam
on
the field.
3.
ALIGNMENT: SPREAD WING PUNT FORMATION
GUARDS:
Six inches from Center ... Helmet break Center's Belt Line;
TACKLERS:
Six inches from Guards
..
Helmet break Center's Belt Line;
UPBACKS:
Align in backfield ... Six inches outside the tackle
..
.Do Notoverlap your inside foot over the tackles outside foot; Alignso you have vision to the football.
FORCERS ....
Split the difference between thenumbers and sidelines.
G
PERSONNEL PROTECTOR:
Heels at 6 yds. deep behindeither Guard ..... mix it up.
4.
STANCE:
Two point stance, hands on knees, elbows
~nd
knees bentand ready to get off on the snap of the football; inside foot up .... outsidefoot back.
,
5.
TECHNIQUE:
Regardless
of
a man or zone blocking scheme, you mustget off on the snap and push off your inside foot and initially retreatstraight back; (more details to follow).
6.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your protection responsibilities are on the nextpage; know and understand them
to
detail ... we must
be
perfect.
7.
CADENCE:
To
Be Determined.
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