It could, but then you're talking more about the boxing blast!
The boxing blast is performed by throwing a jab/cross that after the initial jab, turns into all crosses (because of footwork placing each hand to the rear).
You drop your chin (and level slighly) and plow straight forward throwing those right down the centerline just as you would the vertical blast.
The effect generates more power (because you're throwing crosses) but is a little slower in terms of overall hand speed.
Which you perform is a matter of preference.