I’m new to the boards and from the UK, and I’d appreciate it if anyone out there could answer these questions about the kicking game in the CFL:
After reading the rules I understand that kicking the ball in open play is perfectly legal! And it can be recovered by anyone in the kicking team who was behind the ball when it was kicked.
Does this mean that a ball carrier can dribble the ball soccer-style, even beyond the line of scrimmage, and then pick the ball up and carry on running?
Could a player punt the ball high into the air (like a ‘garry owen’ in rugby), and field his own kick for a new 1st down?
Also, can a one point rouge be scored from a punt?
Thanks for your help,