Doesn’t It Matter Which Hand is Down in a Defensive Line Stance? | QC Episode 174

Which hand do you put down in your Defensive Line Stance? That depends on what job needs to get done.

Does it matter which hand your Defensive Linemen put down in their stance? Well, that all depends on what you’re going to ask those guys to do. 

There’s a big difference between the stance for a 2-gap lineman in a 3-4 Defense or a slanting 33 Stack lineman, compared to your shaded 40 front guys. We’ll look at all the differences in this episode of the JDFB Quick Clinic.

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