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View Poll Results: Most important position in the game?
QB 61 65.59%
RB 4 4.30%
LB 1 1.08%
OT 16 17.20%
Other??? 11 11.83%
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:29 PM    (permalink
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What is the most important position in football???

QB? Can you win the Superbowl without a great one? (Dilfer)

RB? Need the ground game don't you?

WR? How can the QB throw to no names... we Brady did last year...

LB? Anchor of the D?

K? Joking... but Vinny did lead the Pats to some big games... and now he went to the Colts... they did it too...

LT? Can you do anything without a line?
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Very arguable. I won't even attempt it.
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this could become a very heated thread..... but i voted LB, and here's my reason.

LB's are the key to your defense. They either cover in zone, cover TE's, RB's, have to stuff the run and rush the QB. A good LB corp will steady and anchor your defense. defense wins championships in my eyes. granted, you could make a case for every position, but i feel LB's do the most on D for their team
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I think it comes down to Quarterback and the O-Line. Its tough to choose. I would say Quarterback, since they are responsible for getting every play going, leading the team, knowing what every player does on every single play, etc. etc.

But without an O-Line...that all means nothing. Can't really have one without the other and hope to win.
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Out of those options, definately QB. I'm surpised DE isn't an option.
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Im going to say qb, since they touch the ball every offensive down, but all of the positions have great points to argue
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I say QB, they touch the ball basically every offensive play and are regarded as the leader of the offense, even the team in many cases. They have to not only be able to make the throws and the handoffs but they have to know essentially every players responsibilty on every play.
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LT on O unless your QB is left handed then RT on D I would say DT it all starts in the middle on D.
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I'm a bit different than most, but I prefer a monster DT over all. A DT who can stop the rush and the pass makes everything easier for everyone on defense. LB isn't that important in all schemes, the DTs are important in any defensive scheme. If you can't keep guys off your linebackers your rush defense is going to be awful, if you can pressure the qb with a DT, you just send your DEs wide like a c/t-2 and get the sacks. For me, its all about the DT.
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I'm a bit different than most, but I prefer a monster DT over all. A DT who can stop the rush and the pass makes everything easier for everyone on defense. LB isn't that important in all schemes, the DTs are important in any defensive scheme. If you can't keep guys off your linebackers your rush defense is going to be awful, if you can pressure the qb with a DT, you just send your DEs wide like a c/t-2 and get the sacks. For me, its all about the DT.
I agree that DT is a huge position of need for any great D they free up everyone else to do there job.
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Its very hard to answer, but football is the ultimate team sport. Everyone is counting on each other, If the O-line doesn’t block the QB is eaten dirt, if the O-line is blocking and than the QB has happy feet we have a problem.

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QB, it's always gonna be the QB. No other position affects the game so much.
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over a season the quaterback, but if came down to that single game, i'd be damned if i didn't want Vinatieri trotting onto the field for me
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QB, it's always gonna be the QB. No other position affects the game so much.
Exactly. Football is not like any sport, in that no one player can do everything, and in order for a play to be successful, everyone has to do their job. A LT dominating doesn't mean jack if the LG is getting beat every play. A dominant DE won't do anything if he can be double or triple teamed because the rest of his line sucks. One dominant CB won't be unstoppable if the other can't cover well. A WR can't catch what isn't there. Only a QB can even come close to doing things on his own. In the NFL, if he can hit even the worst receiver in the hands, it's a catch. If he can evade the rush, his o-line need not be spectacular. Of course, he can't take a team with a crap OL and no WRs to the super bowl, but he can make them appear better than reality.
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A dominant DE won't do anything if he can be double or triple teamed because the rest of his line sucks.
If you are getting double and tripple teamed and your defense can't get past the other couple guys, you don't deserve to be in the NFL, if someone can get me a tripple team consistently I take them over anyone, that gives me a nice 10 v. 8 and hopefully a couple of those 10 have at least an ounce of talent.
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LT guards the QB from the DE so I guess DE, but most DEs need inside help from DTs. So DTs? But the C and Gs block the DTs so C/Gs?
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QB, it's always gonna be the QB. No other position affects the game so much.
So true. You can afford to have a bad Tackle... or a bad linebacker etc etc.. but not a bad QB.
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id say both sides of the line

QB - having a good/great QB is terrific..but if you dont have a legit run game or pass protection..it wont work.

RB - you can have a great RB but what if hes got no line or no QB/WRs to take the pressure off him?

OL - they give room for run game and pass protection..give any QB a lot of time and he can be good and give an OL a decent RB and he'll get some good yards


DL - Battles start in trenches...if you dont have a good DL, do you really think LBs would be as good? No..they might put up stats but thats not how you should judge a player. No pressure from DL means more time for QBs to stand back and even a great secondary wont be able to stop passing game if they are stuck on an island all day

DBs..they are only as good as the front 7..if front 7 stops run and creates pressure, the secondary should look better.
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i just wanna say something here, granted the great QB beat out the mediocre QB in the super bowl, but the Bears were led by a great D, which was led by two very good LB's in Urlacher and Briggs. I just have a defensive mind set, but on O, no doubt QB.(or OC, depending on how he uses his QB's strenghts and weaknesses)
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LT, because that is the most important position on the most important part of a football team.

A good O-line opens holes for the running game, protects and gives the QB time to make plays, allows teams to chew up the clock, and gives their defense time to rest and play all out.

A good football is built in the trenches. Obviously you can also argue your D-line.
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i just wanna say something here, granted the great QB beat out the mediocre QB in the super bowl, but the Bears were led by a great D, which was led by two very good LB's in Urlacher and Briggs. I just have a defensive mind set, but on O, no doubt QB.(or OC, depending on how he uses his QB's strenghts and weaknesses)
A defense also has 11 people. An OL has 5 people. QB is only 1.
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