The Jacksonville Jaguars earned — and I say earned — a penalty on a kickoff after scoring a touchdown after a third quarter touchdown. Sounds normal, right? Wrong!
It was on punter Logan Cooke, who was handling kickoffs as a way to test out his leg in a meaningless preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cooke had to make the tackle and he did in a way that looked legal. He actually lowered his shoulder (according to the referee) and got called for a 15-yard penalty.
“It’s kind of, instinct kicks in,” Cooke said after the game. “I played both ways in high school, so any time I get a chance to lay a lick, it makes it fun.”
And the celebration after you wrecked the return man?
“Every kicker or punter that makes a tackle, he blacks out. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. Don’t let them lie to you.”
Love you, Logan.