Originally Posted by ABQCOWBOY
Running a fake punt is only extending a drive. Kicking an onsides kick is what you do when you need the ball back after you have just scored.
Really, you can't grasp the difference here?
I think you don't understand the proposal.
Instead of a kickoff you get the ball at the 35 (or wherever). You can either punt or run a play. You have to go 15 yards if you run a play. You can line up in the punt formation and fake the punt.
You can run a fake punt therefor to get the ball back after you have scored. You can also run a regular play.