- May 24, 2002
- Reaction score
- Tampa, FL
Jason Taylor's new maneuver
It very well could give him a better ability in his bull rushes, however he'll be running more off-balance in his speed rushes and a veteran tackle would probably take advantage of that and just knock him to the ground with one good punch. And if he uses it just for bull rushing, the LT will know a bull rush is coming. And I don't think he'll be able to play the run as well as he does from a four point stance. Its dangerous in my opinion. Should only be used later in a game when its time to pin your ears back and go for the QB with all your power and speed. I hope the DL coach Clarence Brooks gives him a heads up on this (probably inferior) technique.Four on the floor
Taylor has been experimenting with a four-point stance instead of the traditional three-point, and he likes what it does for him.
Taylor said it's easier for him to stay low, explode off the line of scrimmage and keep his pads down in a four-point stance.
And there's another benefit.
"When you start getting tired in a game, it's easier in a three-point to stand up first before you take off," he said.
"Being in a four-point you really can't stand up. You're going to fall on your face."