Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Jun 2011
Re: ~~Official AFL 2013 Discussion Thread ~~
The issue with the rushed behind rule is that a lot of rushed behinds are deliberate. But the under pressure excuse gets you through it most of time. What I would argue though is that the Malceski rush behind does warrant a free. He had prior opportunity to dispose of the ball, didn't and then allowed the rushed behind take place. Whilst it would mean changing the interpretation of the rule, I would imagine that a situation like that is the sort of one you would want to penalize.