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Who is the best athlete on the field? (Updated Criteria, now with music!)

Greatest athlete on the field   133 members have voted

  1. 1. What position requires the greatest athleticism to play?

    • QB
      12
    • LT
      2
    • DE
      16
    • S
      5
    • RB
      9
    • LB
      21
    • WR
      21
    • CB
      43
    • DT
      1
    • other (TE, G, C, . . . . K, P if you got the cohones)
      3

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Something that I always go back to when Im reading comments about players is. . who really is the most dominant player on the field physically? To me this is much more fun to debate than who had more career yards or who had the most TD's  in games where someone got nut shotted.

 

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I think NFL CB is the most athletically demanding position in all pro sports.

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I say linebacker. You have to be quick enough to catch a running back, strong enough to beat a block from an offensive linemen and fast enough to cover a tight end or receiver. 

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DE, no other position demands as much in terms of combining strength, agility, speed, and God-given advantages like height.

 

You've got to overpower an NFL Offensive Linemen, then sprint to the QB, and try to bring down some of these guys who are boulders like Roethlisberger, or track athletes like RG III. Every single play for them sounds like a ridiculous drill for everyone else.

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So many. They only ones that do not require great athleticism are QB, K and P IMO.

Brady and P Manning aren't great athletes, but they're great QB's.

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Steve Smith was my knee jerk reaction to just reading the thread title.(I assumed you meant Panthers).

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I think Im still leaning towards Safety but End is right there with it. Corner is closer in my book also, on the line with LB/RB in my book.

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There are athletes at every position. It's hard to say that Steve Smith is not as good of an athlete as Peppers, even though Peppers is a freak of a specimen

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I have to agree with DE. That is also why I believe going D-line is so important to Gett. It is important to keep them fresh. Is that because they are the most winded? Not IMO. It is because they need to use speed and strength on every play, every single down. Constantly going high motor and constantly trying to knock around the biggest ppl in the league, or run around them. Some are even asked to drop back in coverage, which requires another set of athleticism.

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