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lawofthewest



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Post   Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 15:45 Reply with quote Back to top

Hello, what is the reasoning behind the rule: "At least 3 men must be on the line of scrimmage at kickoff". Why not 5? why not 0? Any comments?

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mister__joshua



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Post   Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 16:29
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Balance? More favours bash teams, less favours ballers.

When we were experimenting with BB7s we tried a few different variations of LOS. 0 is weird.

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JackassRampant



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Post   Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 18:02 Reply with quote Back to top

Could be verisimilitude. At the time BB was designed, the vast majority of American football defensive lines were at least 3 men.

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Catalyst32



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Post   Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 21:06 Reply with quote Back to top

And American Football has a rule that on Offense at least 7 men must be located somewhere along the LOS. 5 Interior Linemen and 2 Ends.

General Strategy dictates that Defenses want to keep those HUGE Interior Linemen off of their Linebackers and Defensive Backs in Run Blocking Plays. And the do this be using 3 or 4 Defensive Linemen trying to force a the Offensive Linemen to Double Team as many Defensive Linemen as possible.
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