1. This is a term used to describe the small corner in front of the end zone on a football field that spans from the five yard line to the goal line. Punters aim for this area when punting the ball, trying to get the ball to go out of bounds in front of either orange pylon on the sides of the field.
The term “coffin corner” comes from the small, decorative corners that are cut into the wall of staircase landings in Victorian homes.
1. Jones’ punt is the perfect example of a coffin corner placement by kicking the ball inside the five and getting it to bounce out of bounds at the two yard line.
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