Wellsy4HullFC Posted February 18, 2018 Share Posted February 18, 2018 2 hours ago, Padge said: The problem is that coaches want the ball played before the opposition's defence is set. The quick play the ball gives the attacking team the opportunity to make easy yards. A slower play the ball means that coaches will have to think of ways of getting around an organised defence, something coaches don't like because it involves taking risks. Enforcing proper PTBs will slow the game down, player having to get to his feet, having to concentrate on actually playing the ball with the foot. It will only be slowed fractionally, but we play a game of inches not yards. It is that fraction that the attacking team is trying to gain so they can take the easy yards option. See, I get all that. I just don't see playing the ball with the foot being that big a deal or even much help in achieving the aim of slowing the PTB. I do feel some people only want it tidying up because it's "the rule". Some people think it looks nice. If it truly is about slowing the PTB as you say, are there other solutions too? Is it another area that we can evolve? I'm not saying we should, but there are always other options. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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