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Victory X 03-20-2012 11:54 PM

What's the hardest position to play?

Mufasa 03-20-2012 11:56 PM

Quarterback. Case closed, next question.

SickwithIt1010 03-20-2012 11:56 PM

1) Qb
2) Qb
3) Qb
4) Qb

4223) Qb

Splat 03-21-2012 12:00 AM

Agreed. A better question would be "besides QB what's the hardest position to play."

hawkeye123 03-21-2012 12:01 AM

Besides quarterback, i'd say corner

fenikz 03-21-2012 12:04 AM

Physically I would say RB

niel89 03-21-2012 12:05 AM

QB by far. The mental side of it is incredibly complex in addition to the physical part. I couldn't imagine trying to read a defense while avoiding a real pass rush and then having to deliver an accurate pass to a WR 15 yards down field.

I think that CB is the second hardest now days just because of the physical requirements in height/speed/fluidity. WR's are huge and fast and know where they are going presnap. And now you can't even touch them with out a PI call.

Caddy 03-21-2012 12:06 AM

Alright who voted for kicker/punter?

niel89 03-21-2012 12:08 AM


Originally Posted by Caddy (Post 2914688)
Alright who voted for kicker/punter?

Do you know how hard it is for Seabass to stay sober for an entire game?

Samson907 03-21-2012 12:15 AM

Man to man corner and quarterback i think are pretty even to be honest

Matthew Jones 03-21-2012 12:21 AM

It's QB but I picked safety since the position seriously lacks a lot of talent there.

Brodeur 03-21-2012 12:22 AM


Originally Posted by njx9 (Post 2914694)
apparently everyone.

diabsoule 03-21-2012 12:24 AM


Originally Posted by Brodeur (Post 2914706)

Go ahead and say it... You were just waiting for a chance to use that gif

Don Vito 03-21-2012 12:27 AM


Originally Posted by Splat (Post 2914680)
Agreed. A better question would be "besides QB what's the hardest position to play."

This, and my answer would probably be corner. You look at every position in the NFL and look at who each player goes up against and you have to think "how the hell do these guys do what they do?"

I wouldn't the specialists, but we tend to undervalue players like running backs or thumping linebackers in the "new NFL". Thinking about the pounding that those guys go through it is incredible that they last more than one season.

Brodeur 03-21-2012 12:27 AM


Originally Posted by diabsoule (Post 2914710)
Go ahead and say it... You were just waiting for a chance to use that gif

I may have been.

Sloopy 03-21-2012 12:32 AM

Other than QB:

This is going to come down to a safety vs CB argument. Depending on the system, it can be both.

Safeties generally have more responsibility in the run game than a CB, a good cover safety can mask a patchwork CB corps and with the advent of the more athletic TE (in some systems) a good safety can do wonders for your defense.

However, the CB must cover a wide variety of WR types, from the short speedsters to the long gliding deep-threats and everywhere in between. Very few are good at covering every type of receiver. The ability to keep receivers covered for a second longer can help your pass rush and may be the difference between a sack and a completion.

It's tough to say but I would venture to say that it is one of those two.

I lean towards the safety side as there are so few safeties who excel at every facet of being a safety while there are a number of CBs who I would say are true "#1 types"

Brothgar 03-21-2012 12:39 AM

I'd say 4-3 MLB is the hardest position because you need many more skill sets than any other position. MLBs need to read the offense pre-snap , tackle, cover, read and react, as well as shed blocks

gpngc 03-21-2012 12:40 AM

It's by far and away CB after QB.

49erNation85 03-21-2012 12:57 AM

Lamo wtf people voting for k/p idiots . just kidding.

Lil Quip 03-21-2012 01:03 AM

I voted QB, but I think that is the easy way out. They touch the ball basically every offensive play. Other than a center making the line calls, they do a ton of pre snap stuff. And that isn't even accounting for what they do during a play.

Non QB? Easily safety for me, especially FS. Corner is difficult, but scheme can play to a player's strengths. Coordinators can put guys in man or zone. There can be safety help over the top. They don't have to blow up the running game. Being a shutdown corner is tremendously difficult, but playing at the highest level is not essential. There aren't a ton of players in NFL history that can play corner at a true shutdown level. However, there are a lot of serviceable corners.

As players get bigger and faster, there should be plenty of players with the range of skills and size to make some really good free safeties. Yet were the heck are they? A great FS has to be a center fielder and a good at tackling. There is a distinct reason reason that Ed Reed in the twilight of his career is still considered the best FS in the NFL right now. A great FS has to see and survey the field similar to a QB.

vidae 03-21-2012 01:12 AM

I voted for Punter. You got a problem with that?

K Train 03-21-2012 01:23 AM

i think its CB personally, if you get noticed everyone hates you.

QB is an easy choice, i feel for the corners though...at least QBs get the glory with the position. its the most important position, not the hardest

wogitalia 03-21-2012 01:30 AM

I've played every position except for OG...

I'd say QB was by far the hardest, you are so reliant on so many others and yet still have to do as much as anyone else individually.

After that I found S/CB to be the most difficult, CB everything is stacked against you, safety you need to make so many reads.

DL is for the most part very easy, LB has far easier reads and assignments than safety.

RB is probably the easiest position to play(also the most fun!).

K and P are obviously easy to do, not as easy to be good at though :)

C is a hard position as well, have to make reads, have to snap and get your head up before getting belted.

WR can be difficult with a poor QB, mostly from a mental standpoint, but is fundamentally an "easy" position.

yo123 03-21-2012 01:34 AM

QB is obviously the hardest. Now that we have that out of the way.....

CB/safety are both underrated in this poll but at this point in time in the NFL everyone knows how important they are. There are so many freakish WR's in the league right now where it's basically impossible to stay with them step for step. Hell, there are so many freakish #2 receivers that you need to be pretty ****** good to contain them.

OL is being underrated in this poll. How many physical beasts do we see as DL's come in the draft year after year? That's because if you are a regular contributor as a D-lineman in the NFL you are either a physical freak or have a ridiculous motor and both are difficult to defend.

descendency 03-21-2012 02:12 AM

You can hide weakness and strengths of any player in any system, except kickers. You can either kick the ball or you can't. The punter is standing 10 yards behind everyone, all alone. And no one ever remembers good punts. They always remember the shanks and the times when the returner takes it back on you. It's always the punters fault that the gunner didn't tackle the guy 60 yards down field.

Imagine trying to throw a rocket down field 30 yards into a tire. Now imagine having to do it twice as far with your foot.

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