Is it attainable punter Michael Dickson is essentially the most clutch participant on the Seattle Seahawks and we by no means realized it? Dickson confirmed elite smarts underneath strain Thursday, pulling off a weird double punt to avoid wasting the Seahawks from a possible catastrophe.
The play occurred with three minutes to play within the third quarter of their eventual 26-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Down 16-7, the Seahawks acquired stopped deep in their very own territory. The crew was pressured to punt … and that is when every thing went unsuitable.
A Rams defender broke into the backfield and blocked Dickson’s punt. Dickson was capable of decide up the ball. After realizing he wasn’t going to run for the primary down, Dickson determined he had sufficient room to punt the ball a second time.
Here is what that appeared like in actual time:
In the course of the play, announcer Joe Buck quipped, “That is two kicks for the worth of 1.”
A flag was thrown instantly, and former NFL official Mike Pereira defined to viewers that the play can be coming again. Pereira claimed the ball might solely be superior after it was blocked. He informed viewers, “No, you may’t kick it once more.”
It appeared Pereira was right, particularly because the official who watched the play unfold threw the flag the moment Dickson kicked the ball a second time.
After speaking it over, the officers determined to select up the flag. Dickson was not penalized on the play. His poise and decision-making underneath strain resulted within the Rams getting the ball at their 11-yard line.
Following the play, Dickson was noticed on the sideline smiling whereas hugging and shaking palms together with his teammates. It was a properly deserved celebration after he pulled off an awesome play that originally confused everybody within the stadium.