RE: I never said it was a rule. And it certainly is a pretty
Posted on: May 21, 2012 at 20:28:20 CT
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Not really. You can have your feet set and be in a very poor defensive position. Like I said before, it certainly helps sell the call, particularly if you are a secondary defender, but good defensive position is just staying in front of your man - or between him and the basket. Refs get it wrong all the time which is why players "flop". If you were to take a charge without going to the floor, you are more than likely to get called with a block or it's a no call. Same is true for big men who clear out. I've seen guys repeatedly be in excellent defensive positions get knocked out of the way and get charged with a foul when it's clearly an offensive foul. They just didn't hit the floor and don't get the call.
The original point of this discussion was the idea that the refs are screwing with the game with all the charging fouls. I say BS. They have screwed with the game by not calling charges and now it's become a joke requiring extraordinary circumstances..going to the floor.. to get the call. The idea espoused by Brennan is essentially that guards should be able to drive unimpeded into the lane and that's unacceptable to anyone who has at any desire to see solid defense remain part of the college game.