This week, Danny and I unveil how we see the importance of every position on the NFL field — it inadvertently shows a lot about how we think the game of football is evolving. Danny believes more in the idea that a Seahawks-49ers run-based team will be around in the future, and I believe that a Packers-Broncos-esque quarterback-driven downfield passing game is the tougher stop.
This leads to some dissension between us. The biggest one is the placement of linebackers on the rankings board, but we also have the eternal debate: shutdown cornerback, or top-notch pass rusher?
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Email Questions: Should college athletes be paid? (And if so, where do we draw the line on younger athletes being paid?) Does it mean something that a team has never hosted the Super Bowl, or is it entirely random?
Topic at hand: Which positions are the most important on a football field? What order would we put them in?
This goes roughly as follows between the two of us: Quarterback, pass rusher OR shutdown cornerback, wide receiver/receiving tight end, two-way inside linebacker OR defensive back, offensive line, non-pass rush defensive lineman, linebacker, running back, blocking specialist, and special teams
What do you think? We’d love to hear rebuttals and secondary arguments.
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