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PFT Live: Should punters be protected property?

Mike Florio runs down the hottest stories from the NFL as the regular season begins to dwindle into the postseason. Kevin Huber isn’t the first punter on the wrong end of an illegal hit, and Mike Florio wonders if they are worthy of the defenseless player tag. Florio also discusses the tiff between Jim Harbaugh and 49ers GM Trent Baalke and gives his list of coaches most likely to be fired.

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1 Response to “PFT Live: Should punters be protected property?”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Dec 18, 2013 3:23 PM

    Here’s an idea – kind of like a fair catch or down a kickoff in the end zone.

    If they declare before the snap that they’re simply going to punt the ball – then have them punt the ball and hustle off the field. They forfeit their right to make a tackle, obstruct a ball carrier, even run a fake for a first down conversion.

    All of that goes out the window. There’s no way Punters should get the upsides — without the downside risk EVERY other player on the field takes when they strap up.

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