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Old 01-11-2021, 10:02 AM   #161
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Re: Bucs Postgame

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Originally Posted by FrenchSkin View Post
Sorry pal, you're just wrong on that one. You're confusing an illegal touching of the ball and recovering the ball.
I'm not. Touching the ball, whether caught or just touched does not make it dead. It's dead when the play is over and the ref blows up. If he carries the ball over the line before the ref blows, it's still live. That's why they ruled a touchback. That's why kicking teams try to bat the ball back into play before they make contact with the end zone; it's still live until it's blown dead. If it was dead at the point of touching, all they would have to do was make contact and not care where it ends up.
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