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


Best Answer SOJA, 08 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

boooo this man!

 

its a poll, not the $25000 question. Get off the fence ya sissy! :)

 

 

I think DE, CB, WR, LB, S are all very close, and with the recent TE's of (Davis, Gronk, Hernandez, Graham) you could make an argument for them as well

 

 

Pure athlete, Jason Pierre Paul is probably the best

 

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Poll: Greatest athlete on the field (133 member(s) have cast votes)

What position requires the greatest athleticism to play?

  1. QB (12 votes [9.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.02%

  2. LT (2 votes [1.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.50%

  3. DE (16 votes [12.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.03%

  4. S (5 votes [3.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.76%

  5. Voted RB (9 votes [6.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.77%

  6. LB (21 votes [15.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  7. WR (21 votes [15.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  8. CB (43 votes [32.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.33%

  9. DT (1 votes [0.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.75%

  10. other (TE, G, C, . . . . K, P if you got the cohones) (3 votes [2.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.26%

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#16 Razeyfingers

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

Here let me make it easier for you. .

 

If you were a super villain, preferably with a cool villain name. . . like Drago Stilztenfist or SCP or something. . . and you could create a clone army of super soldiers but you couldnt clone one guy infinitely because the juice gets weak, which group of nfl players would you choose if you HAD to pick just one position?

 

. . maybe that wasnt easier



#17 PantherFanOne

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:11 PM

Cornerback gets my vote because they have to run with world-class receivers. You’ve got to start backwards and they’re going forward.  They know where they’re running, you don’t.  You’ve got to be tough enough to take on pulling guards and running backs and skilled enough and fast enough to cover the elite athletes, you know, guys that are Olympic-caliber speed.”

 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:18 PM

Easily the DE position!



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Here let me make it easier for you. .
 
If you were a super villain, preferably with a cool villain name. . . like Drago Stilztenfist or SCP or something. . . and you could create a clone army of super soldiers but you couldnt clone one guy infinitely because the juice gets weak, which group of nfl players would you choose if you HAD to pick just one position?
 
. . maybe that wasnt easier


Actually, for me, it made it easier. Under your scenario LBs would be ideal. Good size speed, and strength, smart and instinctive, are natural motivators and leaders, and have to be athletic and just a little snarly.

I have often heard ST coaches say they would love a unit full of LBs.

So I guess if I was going to war. I would want LBs. So, LBs it is.

Thanks for the assistance. I'm off to vote now.

#20 Miiikey

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:32 PM

Pie for a thought provoking thread.

 

I kept changing my mind when I thought about it.. CB because of agility, tight tracking, speed, tackling. Then DE/LB I kind of have together because they're both fast beasts. Then I thought RB because you have to be fast, agile and stop on a dime but also strong enough to bulldoze and run-over so I went with RB.

 

Hard to generalise because we have one of the most athletic QBs but thats unusual. Some RB are small and not "beasty".

 

Keek would win LB argument it for me though if I were to revote.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:02 PM

not sure how CB is in the running.

 

 

 

yall r silly.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:07 PM

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

 

backpedaling, bailing, weaving, breaking..... you might have a point.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:09 PM

I went with LB. They have to possess the most well rounded athletic talent of any defensive position. 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:13 PM

backpedaling, bailing, weaving, breaking..... you might have a point.

 

strength wise CB is arguably the weakest position on the field and strength is a pretty big aspect to consider when judging overall athleticism. size too.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

strength wise CB is arguably the weakest position on the field and strength is a pretty big aspect to consider when judging overall athleticism. size too.

who is more athletic? one of those nigerian marathon runners or an mma fighter?

 

you've got to consider endurance. anyone can run fast. being able to do it backwards and forwards and being able to make breaks and cuts on a dime and do it for 70+ plays a game makes someone pretty athletic. it at the very least puts them on par with every other position.
 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:20 PM

Its is true that its more rare to find big speedy guys than its is very fast strong guys. Its no coincidence that DE's get taken very high in the draft because of this.

 

 

I say S just because vision is a very underrated physical tool. The safety has to be an athlete and still be able to track where all those objects are goin on the field. More than even a LB'er.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

I said CB - there are a lot of stud receivers; CB's gotta cover the likes of those freaks



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:34 PM

Its kind of ridiculous what a corner is asked to do. That and the rules have just gotten worse and worse for them.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:49 PM

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


I do believe, like rayzor, this statement may be true. Maybe that is why there are so few great corners. There just are not enough truly elite CBs out there to go around.

You could make an argument for Point Guards, but the physicality of the CB position makes it a tougher position.

I voted LB, but you guys may have changed my mind. Damm.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

who is more athletic? one of those nigerian marathon runners or an mma fighter?

 

you've got to consider endurance. anyone can run fast. being able to do it backwards and forwards and being able to make breaks and cuts on a dime and do it for 70+ plays a game makes someone pretty athletic. it at the very least puts them on par with every other position.
 

 

mma fighter. marathon runners excel at 1-2 aspects (endurance, maybe speed) of athleticism and nothing else.

 

i chose DE because there is heavy use of every aspect of athleticism on every play. the only other two positions i see in competition with DE are LB and RB.

 

also, vision isn't a form of athleicism imo. it's a talent or game skill.




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