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Old Tue Apr 07, 2020, 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by bucky View Post
Not looking to start an argument but...

The tips are nice but I do not feel what they indicate actually happens, at least not to me, and not to officials who have been taught repeatedly where not to look during FTs.

In fact, standing in that first spot negates jawing between players, allows for seeing closer the body language of players, speeds the game in reducing time for official to gather ball, negates the closest players from getting the ball (never understood why players do that) and saves the official a few steps on the knees/hips.

I felt that the first video was merely incidental contact. Players got tangled and feet slipped from under player, nothing more.

Anyway, it is probably better to just do it as written. Sigh.
So standing next to the player on the low block stops jawing? I guess. But to me, that does not help us in coverage. I do not do it and I do not care what the NF says on this because it serves no purpose.

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