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skinzzfan25
07-11-2007, 09:03 PM
10 Tom Matte
9 George Blanda
8 Brian Mitchell
7 Mike Vrabel
6 Kordell Stewart
5 Troy Brown
4 Chuck Bednarik
3 Deion Sanders
2 Paul Hornung
1 Sammy Baugh


Per NFLN, they had a nice little special on it. Glad to see Slingin' Sammy number one, truly amazing at every aspect of the game.

mqtirishfan
07-11-2007, 09:06 PM
Mike Vrabel????

BamaFalcon59
07-11-2007, 09:31 PM
Randle El is pretty versatile. WR/ RB/ QB/ KR/ PR. He lined up at each in Pittsburgh at one time or another.

neko4
07-11-2007, 09:31 PM
Mike Vrabel????

seriously, if played DE then sure why not

skinzzfan25
07-11-2007, 09:32 PM
Randle El is pretty versatile. WR/ RB/ QB/ KR/ PR. He lined up at each in Pittsburgh at one time or another.

Needs more years under his belt, but he could sure crack this list eventually.

2.1 redskins on it. Deion counts as .1 lmao.

cardsalltheway
07-11-2007, 09:35 PM
Randle El is pretty versatile. WR/ RB/ QB/ KR/ PR. He lined up at each in Pittsburgh at one time or another.

He can punt too

yo123
07-11-2007, 09:35 PM
wtf Kordell stewart?

TheChampIsHere
07-11-2007, 09:56 PM
Marshall Faulk?

Hines
07-11-2007, 10:08 PM
wtf Kordell stewart?

in pittsburgh he played everything

qb,rb,wr,p

he was called slash

yo123
07-11-2007, 10:10 PM
in pittsburgh he played everything

qb,rb,wr,p

he was called slash



Yeah, and he wasn't good at any of them.

Raiderz4Life
07-11-2007, 10:29 PM
Yeah, and he wasn't good at any of them.

youre wack
he was a very solid receiver and was a playmaker.

ny10804
07-11-2007, 10:36 PM
No Don Hutson? 99 receiving TDs, 30 INTs (played defense for 6 years), and made 172 of 184 extra points.

BigDawg819
07-11-2007, 10:38 PM
Yeah, and he wasn't good at any of them.

He was a pretty good punter, definitely missed his true calling.

Paul
07-11-2007, 11:33 PM
Yeah, and he wasn't good at any of them.

Did you watch football in the 90's? He was a pretty good player. Terrible QB though. But none the less not as bad as you think.

yo123
07-12-2007, 12:09 AM
Did you watch football in the 90's? He was a pretty good player. Terrible QB though. But none the less not as bad as you think.



Yes. I did. He was not a good player. He had 1 good year in 97, he only threw for over 3000 yards 2 out of his 6 years starting at QB, and he was a good scrambler, but not as good as he's played out to be, he only ran for over 500 yards once. And people that mention his receiving, well thats just a joke, he caught 41 passes in 11 years, thats definetly a plus, but is it worthy of helping him to a top 10 most versatile rating of all time? I dont think so.

Hines
07-12-2007, 12:13 AM
Yes. I did. He was not a good player. He had 1 good year in 97, he only threw for over 3000 yards 2 out of his 6 years starting at QB, and he was a good scrambler, but not as good as he's played out to be, he only ran for over 500 yards once. And people that mention his receiving, well thats just a joke, he caught 41 passes in 11 years, thats definetly a plus, but is it worthy of helping him to a top 10 most versatile rating of all time? I dont think so.

in 2001 or 2002 he was like second or third in the mvp voting while leading us to the afc champ game

VY10
07-12-2007, 12:15 AM
Anyone with the nickname "slash" deserves to be on that list.

yo123
07-12-2007, 12:16 AM
in 2001 or 2002 he was like second or third in the mvp voting while leading us to the afc champ game



Are you sure about that....


2001- 3109 yards, 14 TD, 11 INT 567 rushing yards, 5 TD
and in 2002 he only played 8 games so i doubt that.

those dont look like MVP numbers

Paul
07-12-2007, 12:19 AM
Anyone with the nickname "slash" deserves to be on that list.

http://www.betterimage.com/betterImage/Live/images/Slash-05.jpg?

Sniper
07-12-2007, 12:28 AM
Where's Adalius Thomas?

CC.SD
07-12-2007, 12:56 AM
LT is in the best of the rest portion, and Mike Vrabel is on the list. Come on now.

yo123
07-12-2007, 12:58 AM
Marshall Faulk should definetly be on this list.

Dam8610
07-12-2007, 01:50 AM
Sanders ahead of Bednarik is ridiculous. Bednarik could've gone into the HOF at C and LB. Sanders will go in as a CB, but the only other position where'd he'd even deserve consideration is returner. Are there any returners in the HOF?

TheChampIsHere
07-12-2007, 02:16 AM
I think its the punting that got Kordell onto the list

ncstateviking
07-12-2007, 02:40 AM
i agree adailis thomas should be on the list. i dont know if anyone else could play every single position on the defense.

bored of education
07-12-2007, 08:25 AM
Woodson is among the NFL's all time leaders in games played as a defensive back and interceptions. In his 17 NFL seasons, Woodson recorded 71 interceptions, 1,483 interception return yards, 32 fumble recoveries (15 offensive and 17 defensive), 137 fumble return yards, 2,362 punt return yards, and 15 touchdowns (12 interception returns, 1 fumble return, 2 punt returns). He holds the league record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with 12, and is tied with 11 other players for the record for most fumble recoveries in a single game(3). His 1,483 interception return yards are also an NFL record.

wiki'd ROD WOODSON!

should be up there

Ravens1991
07-12-2007, 11:32 AM
He was a pretty good punter, definitely missed his true calling.

I remember his short stint w/ us, he had more punt attempts then pass attempts. When Wright was injured we brough Slash in and all he did was run it to the outside. We tryed a half back pass w/ Jamal and he was a 1 from catching it and taking it to the house, he brought some life into the crowd then Wright came in and all hope was lost.

Mr. Stiller
07-12-2007, 11:34 AM
I remember his short stint w/ us, he had more punt attempts then pass attempts. When Wright was injured we brough Slash in and all he did was run it to the outside. We tryed a half back pass w/ Jamal and he was a 1 from catching it and taking it to the house, he brought some life into the crowd then Wright came in and all hope was lost.

Yea, he nearly beat us.

Ravens1991
07-12-2007, 11:35 AM
I am thinking about a different game, but slash never lost a game in Ravens stadium that he started. The bad thing is he beat us all those games :(

bored of education
07-12-2007, 12:54 PM
he was also a kick returner.

TheChampIsHere
07-12-2007, 02:36 PM
oops wrong thread

Hines
07-12-2007, 02:38 PM
yippee? that does not make him more versatile than, say, randle el, who was not even on that list.

in a way i miss are

HoopsDemon12
07-12-2007, 02:45 PM
DAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This thread jsut reminded me waht i missed on tv....NFL TOP 10 MOST VERSITILE PLAYERS!!! DAM

Hines
07-12-2007, 02:48 PM
we speak english on this board.

i obriviated (sp) antwaan randle el

HoopsDemon12
07-12-2007, 03:01 PM
in a way i miss are

dammit baxter you know i dont speak spanish

Jvig43
07-13-2007, 04:08 PM
LT is in the best of the rest portion, and Mike Vrabel is on the list. Come on now.

I think the reason LT wasnt mentioned was because he has only had two AMAZING years thus far. once he has more he will no doubt be considered one of the most versatile players of all time. Dont be haten on vrabel, the guys a stud on defense and on offense the guy makes amazing catches when thrown in on offense and is one of the most underated linebackers in the league. granted i think LT is more versatile, he just hasnt been doing it for as long a time as Vrabel has. just my opinion tho....

locseti
07-13-2007, 07:32 PM
I think they DQ'd Faulk cause he works for them, but he definitely shoulda been on the list, and near the top.

Paranoidmoonduck
07-13-2007, 07:34 PM
Mike Vrabel over George Blanda? What is this world coming to?

locseti
07-13-2007, 07:37 PM
Mike Vrabel over George Blanda? What is this world coming to?

Ridiculous.

BamaFalcon59
07-13-2007, 07:43 PM
Jonathan Babineux has the potential. Can play:

DT
DE
FB
P
MLB

He is an athlete!

dabears10
07-13-2007, 08:07 PM
Walter Payton???

BigDawg819
07-13-2007, 08:38 PM
Ok I see njx is trying to explain this but too many are not getting it. Playing one position does not make you versatile. Playing a position and also returning does not make you that versatile. Playing multiple positions does make you versatile.

Example:

Mike Vrabel - DE, OLB, MLB, TE, DT

Brian Mitchell - RB, QB, WR, KR, PR

They played multiple positions and played them well, hence there inclusion.

bigbluedefense
07-15-2007, 02:07 PM
I don't like this list at all.


First and foremost, its a slap in the face to the guys who played in the 50s and before that, who played both sides of the ball. Those are the true "most versatile players".

In regards to the current names on the list, how is Ronnie Lott not on the list? He was a PB caliber CB and HOF caliber Safety, playing FS, SS, and CB. All at high caliber level.

Deion was a CB and kick/punt returner. Come on now, how many ppl do that? Tons. He doesn't deserve to be on the list quite frankly.

Reggie White was capable of playing all 4 dline positions. Lawrence Taylor could play every LB position in both the 3-4 and 4-3 as well as 4-3 DE, both LE and RE.

Adalius Thomas has LT like versatility. Michael Boley has potential of being considered if you ask Shiver, since he has played SS, LB, and DE.

I think Mike Singletary was very capable of playing all 3 4-3 LB positions.

But most importantly, its the guys who played the whole game, the guys from the 50s era and before that, those are the real guys who deserve to be mentioned.

LonghornsLegend
07-15-2007, 06:02 PM
Yeah, and he wasn't good at any of them.

wrong...he was actually a damn good WR, being that qb was his college and nfl position...even now it takes most college qb's some time to develop at WR, stewart came in as a qb, and switched to WR midseason, jumped right in and did well

remix 6
07-15-2007, 06:29 PM
why u guys down on Vrabel?

he was a DE in college, round 3 pick. Then moved to outside with Steelers..stuck there with Patriots. hes played inside and outside. and has caught TD passes

-DE
-OLB
-ILB
-TE

yourfavestoner
07-16-2007, 03:03 AM
I don't like this list at all.


First and foremost, its a slap in the face to the guys who played in the 50s and before that, who played both sides of the ball. Those are the true "most versatile players".

In regards to the current names on the list, how is Ronnie Lott not on the list? He was a PB caliber CB and HOF caliber Safety, playing FS, SS, and CB. All at high caliber level.

Deion was a CB and kick/punt returner. Come on now, how many ppl do that? Tons. He doesn't deserve to be on the list quite frankly.

Reggie White was capable of playing all 4 dline positions. Lawrence Taylor could play every LB position in both the 3-4 and 4-3 as well as 4-3 DE, both LE and RE.

Adalius Thomas has LT like versatility. Michael Boley has potential of being considered if you ask Shiver, since he has played SS, LB, and DE.

I think Mike Singletary was very capable of playing all 3 4-3 LB positions.

But most importantly, its the guys who played the whole game, the guys from the 50s era and before that, those are the real guys who deserve to be mentioned.


I'm so happy that you're back, since you just posted everything that I felt wayyyy too lazy to type out earlier.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
07-16-2007, 04:12 AM
Maybe someone already stated Dale Carter, but I missed the post.

Some of those guys were before my time, so I cant comment on them. But Dale Carter played both ways for a year or two with KC (Mid 90's, if I remember right.) Thats as versatile as you will find since I have been watching (since the late eighties.)

HEISMANHERSCHEL
07-16-2007, 04:16 AM
Also, Deion played both ways for one season (I think itwas around '96). That is tough, considering we have individual down people now (pass rushing specialist.)

By the way, I have to mention Herschel Walker. He Lined up as RB, FB, TE, WR, KR. In addition, he was also a left guard on extra points, and covered punts also. Wouldn't say he is near the top of the list at any one thing, but he could do a lot of different things.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
07-16-2007, 04:21 AM
By the way, it was 1996 that Deion played both ways. He was the second leading receiver on the team (behind only Irvin.) I had to look it up :)

flave1969
07-20-2007, 01:37 PM
Typically the man who was voted number One is ignored in the thread.

Sammy Baugh was the NFL Passing, Punting and Interception champ in 1943.

21,886 yards, 56.5 Complete 187 TD's
9 rushing TD's
31 Career Interceptions
21 Fumble Recoveries
338 Punts at a 45.1 Net

Just one of many greats like Jim Thorpe who very few people go back and check out.