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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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#61 Harris Aballah

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:24 PM

The team you are playing against could be a variable in this equation as well? Just a thought

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:05 PM

Its the cornerback.  There are exceptions, though.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:08 PM

The thing about corner is this, what is he doing that safety isnt doing also? True that the corner has to do that every down while the safety might have more of a drop down role where he becomes an extra linebacker, but safeties have to be able to cover man to man also. Just because he doesnt do it as often doesnt make his job any less difficult when the very next play he might be blitzing the qb.

 

I can remember this story about Darren Woodson being lined up 3 feet in front of Moss. Moss just looking at him like he's gonna drop him off at the 20 and go for brunch in the endzone by himself. Safeties have to cover receivers too.

 

The safety is sometimes taking on the role as the corner and sometimes as a linebacker. He's constantly interchanging positions from play to play. .  and that, to me, requires more athleticism than the other two.

 

 



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:22 PM

Any player could be the best athlete. Using a very broad brush my vote goes to D-backs, with a nod to safety.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:43 PM

I think the most honest way to determine the best athlete on the field is to introduce race as determining factor. Yes, race. Not racism, people. The position that is strictly dominated by one race because of it's strict physical demand will tell you where the best athletes are.

 

The positions that are physically demanding and strictly dominated for the most part by one ethnic group are(in order):

CB -> RB -> WR.

 

WRs. lately we've seen some good #2 WRs with some multi-ethnic representations. But, unless by default, all the #1s have been one ethnic group dominated.

RBs. We've seen some rare sightings of multi-ethnic representation coming of the bench. But, unless default, all the starting RBs have been of one ethnic group.

CB. I would say, that's the only position that is strictly dominated by one racial group because of its strict demand of speed and the utilization of that speed.

 

So, CBs are the best athletes on the field. 



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:35 AM

Can't wait to read your thread titles.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:46 PM

I think the most honest way to determine the best athlete on the field is to introduce race as determining factor. Yes, race. Not racism, people. The position that is strictly dominated by one race because of it's strict physical demand will tell you where the best athletes are.

 

The positions that are physically demanding and strictly dominated for the most part by one ethnic group are(in order):

CB -> RB -> WR.

 

WRs. lately we've seen some good #2 WRs with some multi-ethnic representations. But, unless by default, all the #1s have been one ethnic group dominated.

RBs. We've seen some rare sightings of multi-ethnic representation coming of the bench. But, unless default, all the starting RBs have been of one ethnic group.

CB. I would say, that's the only position that is strictly dominated by one racial group because of its strict demand of speed and the utilization of that speed.

 

So, CBs are the best athletes on the field. 

 

 

Can't wait to read your thread titles.

 

 

LoL we can take bets on if he gets to 150 posts.

 

 

 

Youve got to be very careful to bring up race here, HW. About the only thing I can side with anyone on that subject is that different races have different physiologies. Mental capabilities, in my experience, are completely random. I think thats what youre saying so I wont go into that any further.

 

Also, just because less body types fit a skill doesnt make the position more difficult, it makes it a better fit for that body type. Is the action or job more difficult for that specific body type? No, it just cant be done by as many types of people. Its something to consider but not something to use as a base because there is always a finite number of them in the league. If thats the case, there is always an elite group whether it is purely of one ethnic group or not.

 

The question Im asking is. . .which actions (from play to play) are the most difficult to preform from a total position assignment perspective?

 

 

 

If the safety has to be able to cover man to man like a corner then the safety already has 90% of the corner's job in his job description also. Factor that he also has to be able to tackle and blitz like a LB. . .and that puts him over the top of both.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

Safety? Too small to be a true warrior. LBs are the ones you want to take to battle with you. They may not possess the speed of those puny DBs, but their size to strength to speed ratio is off the chartz.

LBs be the baddest men. You go tell them they are the most athletic.

By the way. I pretty much agree with you. Safeties are pretty athletic. I just couldn't in all good conscience let it slide. Had to give my LB spiel one more time.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Im giving a firm nod to the size to strength rational though, Hubs, its solid stuff. . . . and no I like my life just fine, Im not going to tell any LB that he's not the best athlete on the field. I like not breathing through hoses.

 

Surely the LB is among the best.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:18 PM

Safety? Too small to be a true warrior. LBs are the ones you want to take to battle with you. They may not possess the speed of those puny DBs, but their size to strength to speed ratio is off the chartz.

LBs be the baddest men. You go tell them they are the most athletic.

By the way. I pretty much agree with you. Safeties are pretty athletic. I just couldn't in all good conscience let it slide. Had to give my LB spiel one more time.

 

You're the only one to bring up what being an athlete really means - a warrior.  If you break it down the best athlete would be the one that makes the best warrior, for any time period and with any technology(excluding very modern stuff).  Sports is nothing but war porn anyway.  The perfect combination of size, strength, speed, stamina, aggression and instincts - the clear choice is linebacker.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

LOL

I may think that LBs are the baddest guys on the field, I also agree that DBs are probably more athletic. But not by much. Man, this is really a tough question. I can think of reasons for a lot of positions.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:24 PM

 Sports is nothing but war porn anyway.

 

Sports exist so that war does not.

 

Men must compete, its our natural instinct. Go driving and drive around someone in an aggressive manner. What happens? That person will immediately pass you.

 

I believe that many wars have been fought just because men HAD to compete. . over a woman, over land, over pride, . .ego. . . take your pick. Sports at least help distract from that and subside that primal instinct by channeling to other places.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

You're the only one to bring up what being an athlete really means - a warrior.  If you break it down the best athlete would be the one that makes the best warrior, for any time period and with any technology(excluding very modern stuff).  Sports is nothing but war porn anyway.  The perfect combination of size, strength, speed, stamina and instincts - the clear choice is linebacker.


Actually, it was Razzy that first brought up the warrior analogy. If you were going to war, who would you take? So I can't take credit for that one.

I do think that pound for pound LBs are the baddest players on the field. But I can see how folks can make an argument for a lot of positions.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:29 PM

Sports exist so that war does not.
 
Men must compete, its our natural instinct. Go driving and drive around someone in an aggressive manner. What happens? That person will immediately pass you.
 
I believe that many wars have been fought just because men HAD to compete. . over a woman, over land, over pride, . .ego. . . take your pick. Sports at least help distract from that and subside that primal instinct by channeling to other places.


Wow, that was impressive. Not exactly sure what it all means? But it impressed the heck out of me.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:33 PM

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