Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 27, 2019 2:31:31 GMT
2-Point Stance Advantages
-Affords better vision for an offensive lineman as his head is upright and able to see how the defense is lining up and/or moving around. It’s harder for an offensive lineman to see what’s in front of him when he’s in a 3-point stance as the head naturally wants to look down.
-An offensive lineman can move his alignment out wider or tighten down because his hand isn’t on the ground. This is beneficial for offenses that check or change their plays once everyone is set. Also allows for realignment if the defense changes their front.
-Makes it easier for those linemen that might not be as flexible (particularly in the hips) to get down into a stance.
-Allows for an offensive lineman to theoretically get his hands out and on a defender quicker as they are on his thighs pre-snap as opposed to having one hand on the ground.
-Those offenses that are primarily pass oriented typically have their offensive linemen go out of a 2-point stance as it makes it easier for them to begin their pass protection as soon as the ball is snapped by ensuring their head is back and hands are ready to punch defender.
-Many linemen say that they are better able to hear the Quarterback’s cadence when they are in a 2-point stance because their head is up.
-Easier for linemen to communicate with each other.
-Makes it easier to reach a wider aligned defender