Originally Posted by mr007
I think it would be awesome if your team was up by 3, someone tried to hit a 60+yd field goal and you had a badass tall receiver back there who intentionally blocked the kick. The refs would be like ummmm wtf are we supposed to do.
It's unlikely to happen but honestly I've seen enough kicks come really close to that crossbar and if the receiver actually taps it to himself and catches it, that would be bonkers.
You can block a FG from the line of scrimmage, you can catch a football kicked by the FG kicker, but yet you can't block the ball near the goal posts? I wonder if this rule goes all the way back to when the goal posts were in the end zone.