How dangerous it is to be a lineman

No more three-point stand?

  • Registered: May 14, 2003

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  • Registered: November 2, 2008

    Quick question, what is the three-point stand? And what is particularly dangerous about it?

  • Registered: September 7, 2009

  • Registered: January 29, 2006

    I honestly don't understand exactly how this should prevent injuries

    Above all, I can't remember a scene in which a linemen was injured during "initial contact" after the snap. would say it feels like 90% of lineman injuries in the "pile up" when the tall men collapse unattractively and a joint is caught in an unfavorable position ...

    besides, that would be a very drastic change in the rules for the "look and feel" of pro football, imho would be rather unhappy ...

  • Registered: February 8, 2008

    I honestly don't understand exactly how this is supposed to prevent injuries

    Above all, I can't remember a scene in which a linemen was injured during "initial contact" after the snap. would say it feels like 90% of lineman injuries in the "pile up" when the tall men collapse unattractively and a joint is caught in an unfavorable position ...

    besides, that would be a very drastic change in the rules for the "look and feel" of pro football, imho would be rather unhappy ...

    I guess the idea behind it is that the guys from the 2-point stance don't get out that fast, so the 'collision' is less.

    But I would also say, without knowing any statistics or similar, that such injuries on the LOS are quite rare and tend to happen in the open field.

    I think it's just about making the game a bit more pass-heavy again, most OTs are already in the 2 point, but for a DE it is a clear disadvantage with pass rush. Slow is good with all the QB-friendly rule changes.

    Quite a crazy idea for me.

  • Registered: October 7, 2004


    I think it's just about making the game a bit more pass-heavy again, most OTs are already in the 2 point, but for a DE it is a clear disadvantage with pass rush. Slow is good with all the QB-friendly rule changes.

    Quite a crazy idea for me.

    I see the same way. The CB's will soon not even be allowed to look angry at the opponent without a flag coming - and now the pass rush should be slowed down. Probably the Russels and the Grossmans should break the 50,000 yard mark now.
    That probably puts more money in the coffers.

  • Registered on August 23, 2005

    That would change the game completely and not for the better.

    The commish is slowly becoming the face for everything I don't like about the NFL.

  • Registered: February 8, 2008

    That would change the game completely and not for the better.

    I wouldn't go that far, a Harrison or Ware get a decent pass rush even from 2 points.

  • Registered on August 23, 2005

    I wouldn't go that far, a Harrison or Ware get a decent pass rush even from 2 points.

    So everyone is playing 3-4 from now on? and the D-Line change their position after every snap?
    And then we run at 80% because the O-liners stay in 3-point stance?

  • Registered: May 15, 2003

    Well, I haven't heard of any Concussion yet, because C and NT have so often hit each other's heads. Whether that reduces the real concussions when LB and HB shoot away with 5 or S and WR with 10 yards run-up, I dare to doubt.
    Basically not bad that you talk about it, but I think it's the wrong "target group".

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  • Registered: February 26, 2005

    That would change the game completely and not for the better.

    Absolutely, that would be a lot of nonsense.

    But it fits in with all your changes in recent years, everything in the direction of offense and passing.

  • Registered: February 8, 2008

    So everyone is playing 3-4 from now on? and the D-Line change their position after every snap?
    And then we run at 80% because the O-liners stay in 3-point stance?

    The individual rush has little to do with the system, the starting point is (almost) the same.

    And if 3-point stance is banned, it will be for both sides.

  • Registered: May 15, 2003

    Well, I haven't heard of any Concussion yet, because C and NT have so often hit each other's heads. Whether that reduces the real concussions when LB and HB shoot away with 5 or S and WR with 10 yards run-up, I dare to doubt.
    Basically not bad that you talk about it, but I think it's the wrong "target group".

    Exactly that. Except for the better pass block so a little more protection for the QB, the whole thing would not help. The dangerous concussions happen in the open air.

  • Registered: February 26, 2005

    Not only the pass block, the run block also becomes easier as the Defender's center of gravity is much higher.

  • Registered: May 15, 2003

    I would be happy if he applies as a tackle dummie to the Pittsburgh Steelers. What bullshit!

    I'd rather be black, smoking pot and gay than some who condemn it

  • Registered: May 15, 2003

    Not only the pass block, the run block becomes easier as the Defender's center of gravity is much higher.

    The Oline is only in the 2 point stand. But it doesn't matter. The main thing is that this crazy idea is never implemented.

  • Registered: September 2, 2005

    I don't think that with a change like that you can change the speed and "bottom" of the players in the long run. Perhaps that succeeds over one or two seasons and then the lines "hop" from a two-legged stand like frogs or rabbits on the field -> and that should then be less dangerous when the lineman catapults himself forward from a deep crouch .

    Sports-wise complete nonsense!

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  • Registered: January 23, 2010

    Apart from the injuries that should be avoided, I think this three point stand is very characteristic of football!
    I would also miss the "aggressiveness" that such a stand exudes before the snap !!