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    Question about FGs/PATs

    Watching the Rutgers-Louisville game and saw that when Rutgers lines up for a PAT, the holder gets in position and the kicker walks off his steps, but the line is set up over on the hash. Then the line moves over to the ball and snaps to the kicker.

    What is the point of this?? They're not even lining up over the ball to start, and then when they do move, they putz around and don't do a quick-snap or anything. They still take the normal 5-10 seconds to line up and the defense gets into position. Is there some reasoning behind lining up this way?



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    Re: Question about FGs/PATs

    They can run different fakes out of it



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    Re: Question about FGs/PATs

    I wonder if it's to see how the D lines up. The center is still over the ball, right?

    If nobody stays to the "other" side - they may snap the ball and run it for two on a PAT or 1st down on a longer FG.

    But this NEVER seems to happen. I don't really get it either.



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    Re: Question about FGs/PATs

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Watching the Rutgers-Louisville game and saw that when Rutgers lines up for a PAT, the holder gets in position and the kicker walks off his steps, but the line is set up over on the hash. Then the line moves over to the ball and snaps to the kicker.

    What is the point of this?? They're not even lining up over the ball to start, and then when they do move, they putz around and don't do a quick-snap or anything. They still take the normal 5-10 seconds to line up and the defense gets into position. Is there some reasoning behind lining up this way?
    It's called the swinging gate. We ran it my first year in high school. As a previous poster said, it's meant to run fakes out of, although we never did run a fake out of it and I question the validity and effectiveness of the formation.


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    Re: Question about FGs/PATs

    I hate the swinging gate with a damn passion.



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