I’d say that mostly happens in the backline when a player feels hot and just wants to kick the footy out of there. They **never** kick it to the corridor, they **always** kick it in the direction of just inside of the boundary.I get annoyed when the player has more time than he realises and seems to hack it out indiscriminately instead of finding someone close in a better position to handball to. To me it seems those quick kicks out of packs end up more in the hands of the opposition setting up behind the play half a kick away waiting for it as part of their zone. I don't mind it if the player is red hot though as he has little other option in that case.
Sure, we can camp a forward or two there, and we usually do - but they will typically be outnumbered by opposition.
It’s probably one of those situations where the coaches consider it to be the least worst option. A hot player getting pinged in the backline isn’t good. A player missing a short pass in the backline isn’t good. A player kicking the ball wildly to the corridor isn’t good.
Booting the ball in the direction of the boundary is probably the safest option - even if that does mean that the footy gets marked uncontested by the opposition 65 meters out from goal.