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Postby nfpete » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:50 pm

A throw is made into the endzone, it's very close to the line and the receiver has to do some fancy footwork to try and catch it in bounds. Catch is made and receiver calls himself in. The defender trailing the receiver by 3-4 feet is unsure, but doesn't make an out call. A defender 15-20 feet away makes an out call, the play is disputed and eventually goes back to the thrower.

Question : Can the receiver claim that the closer defender had a better perspective, didn't make an out call and therefore retain possession?

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Postby GregS » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:00 pm

In general, the closer defender is more likely to be looking up at the disc, not at the receiver's feet, and hence really not have very good perspective on the in/out call. That doesn't really answer your question, though.
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Postby jed » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:25 am

No. Best perspective is not the same thing as closest perspective.

Any player who clearly saw what happened has a legit claim at best perspective.
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Re: Best perspective

Postby Mortakai » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:14 pm

nfpete wrote:Question : Can the receiver claim that the closer defender had a better perspective, didn't make an out call and therefore retain possession?

Well, they could claim that, but that doesn't mean it's a valid claim. The closer defender would have to actually agree that they didn't make the out call because the saw it in, rather than because they weren't sure. In effect, that person would be claiming best perspective.

Failing that, best perspective should be given to whomever actually had best perspective, and not who should have had best perspective.
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