Originally Posted by TheJace
But wouldnt that make them a bit bigger target too? How does that work exactly?
Lets say 2 players are wearing jerseys
One is tight while the other is baggy. When a ball hits the tight jersey the impact is more sudden, breaking the ball. When the ball hits the baggy jersey it has more time to decelerate and the ball doesn't break because there is less of a sudden impact.
This is the same reason bounces hurt worse