Originally Posted by Old Dog
So what you're saying here is essentially that a kicker had a rushing attempt. He would have gotten the rushing yards for that as well. You're comparing apples to airplanes.
In the first one you mentioned it's also cut and dried, and should count if your league says ALL TDs. What many here are saying though is that it should count as a RUSHING TD and that's simply not the case..
This whole matter is silly. Gore scored a TD. It doesn't matter one iota if it was on a fumbled exhange or on a good exchange - HE. SCORED. A. TOUCH. DOWN. If Charles fumbles and Bowe picks it up and runs it in for TD would that not count also?
Now, if we are talking about rushing yards.....I can see both sides. If somebody wants to quibble about "the letter of the law" (Only dweebs use such copouts like this phrase), it's possible Gore didn't officially RUSH the ball in. And hence loses out on the 5 yards or whatever in rushing. That makes some sense although I'd still give it to him. But the TD? Not even debateable in my book.