And if the players on the return team don't block the players streaking downfield and just allow them to get to the ball at the 5 yard line, then what? That's the point...the AI players run around like bumbling idiots on line drive aka squib kicks, so kicking it like that gives the kicking team an unfair advantage. Why does the onus fall on the receiving team to just "deal with it" rather than on the kicking team to "learn how to punt"?
For that matter, what he was doing isn't a "coffin punt". He's already said he kicks a line drive...which is what causes it to go short and skip along the field. This is a coffin punt.
Ok first, i still don't understand what you mean by they don't block. I just did a practice trying to see what you mean and the guys blocking the gunners still do there jobs and block them. If your in PUNT RETURN MIDDLE most of the other blockers form a wall returning to the middle, which leaves your returner on an island by himself towards the sideline where the line drive punt occurred. If you choose PUNT RETURN LEFT or RIGHT depending on the direction he's kicking it to, the blockers would go in that direction and provide some help for your returner, i'm not sure if you tried that or not. I also am not quite sure why you think this is so cheap but think skying a punt is so much better. In madden, most of the time when you sky a punt, once you get past the initial gunner the rest of the blockers go stupid and don't try to re-engage you until the returner has actually caught the ball. This allows multiple people to sneak by blockers to get an unfair angle or advantage of a big hit on the returner. Once again, i'm not against banning it the sideline punt, i honestly don't care.
But anyway it is what it is and you already have your opinion made up. You said we were going to have a discussion about it, i thought that meant i could post a suggestion of when it would be appropriate. And to get to your second point, i never said what he was doing was coffin punting, i know what he was doing is not coffin punting. I was saying that i thought that type of punt should be allowed in a coffin punting type situation.
Edit: I'm going to tap out of this punting controversy now because all i was trying to provide was a suggestion and like i said, i don't care, i personally don't find it to be a big deal and i'm fine with whatever you decide.