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Old Tue Nov 24, 2015, 01:11pm
crosscountry55 crosscountry55 is offline
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Originally Posted by JetMetFan View Post
The sentiment is understood. Players can't jump on an opponent just because both are going after a loose ball.
+1. Coaches and the crowd won't like it, but not that long ago this was even a point of emphasis. Ya gotta call it unless they both get to the spot they're going for at exactly the same time.

Kind of like a cornerback who times his defense on a pass. If you're just a little off (early), you're liable for defensive pass interference. It's a risk you accept. So, too, is the situation for a player diving for a loose ball; the hustle is to be commended, but if you get there second....foul.
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