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Offline Thenab90

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Silly Oline question
« on: October 14, 2017, 06:05:09 PM »
When in a 3 point stance on offensive line,  should inside hand be in line with your back foot? Or does it matter? Thanks guys

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Re: Silly Oline question
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 06:07:05 PM »
Also I really don’t have my kids stagger on offfensive line. And I usually have them put down hand right down the middle.

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Re: Silly Oline question
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 06:33:44 PM »
When in a 3 point stance on offensive line,  should inside hand be in line with your back foot? Or does it matter? Thanks guys
So what you're asking is, should your inside foot be back?

I don't think it matters.  Let your player use whatever he's more comfortable with, as long as he doesn't wind up w an exaggerated stance that totally tips which way he's stepping.  If one foot is far back of the other, it's obvious that foot's moving forward 1st.  Then again, if you don't mind tipping it because you have a down blocking tendency, it doesn't matter.

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Re: Silly Oline question
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 09:14:04 PM »
I think the down hand right down the middle is bad news.
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Re: Silly Oline question
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2017, 10:03:41 PM »
Many Coaches have many different theories on which hand should be the down hand. Some say inside, some outside.
 On defense most say the hand to the shade side. The constant is the hand with the foot staggered back. Now, of course the amount of stagger is another argument.

Hand in the middle is a fault it will cause the shoulders to tilt to the down hand so it is an unbalanced stance. Also, it usually coincides with a stance that is too wide restricting the first step.

I believe the best stance is with the dominant hand down & a toe to instep stagger. I use toe to heel for Dlinemen.

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Re: Silly Oline question
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 12:40:10 AM »
There are theories about this.

I like balanced feet with outside hand down to help with reach blocks.  Maybe a toe to instep stagger to help with a pass set, but not much.

The foot you step with first is extremely important.  On defense, you have a foot back and the down hand in front because that's the foot you're stepping with.

On offense, depending on the block, you'll need to step with either foot first, which is why I don't like really having a "back foot" on offense.  I want them balanced and not too wide (no sumo stances) so they can step either way.

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Re: Silly Oline question
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 12:45:13 AM »
Inside hand down, inside foot staggered.  We pull, down block and fit Wedge.  Inside stagger helps with this.  Inside hand down cuts off inside gap.

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