Quote Originally Posted by FortDetroit View Post
no one is denying that. its the part that it's a penalty on the kicking team that gets me. doesnt make sense that if the receiving team goes out of bounds and touches it, its a penalty on the kicking team....ESPECIALLY considering in all other instances (as far as I know) if someone goes out of bounds they cant come back in and be the first person to touch the ball or its a penalty on the person that touched the ball.
He didn't come back in.

Chad Morton did it years ago too.

Basically the NFL wants you to return the ball.They don't want teams to sideline kick and use the sidelines to defend field position. This has to be the theory in it.