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Rank the 5 most important positions in baseball and football

HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
edited February 24, 2024 5:47AM in Sports Talk

P
C
SS
3B
CF

QB
RB
WR
PK
P

Which players have the biggest say in the outcome of a game ?

Is a punter who six times a game pins a team deep more important then a linebacker who makes twelve tackles a game.

Is a right fielder who can throw out base runners more important then a CF who is too deep to ever try.

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  • BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Football
    LT
    LG
    C
    RG
    RT..................... B)

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Baseball:
    Catcher
    Pitcher
    ShortStop
    2nd Baseman
    Centerfielder

    Football:
    General Manager
    Head Coach
    Offensive Coordinator
    Defensive Coordinator
    Special Teams Coach

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    QB
    LT
    DB
    Edge
    K

    P
    C
    SS
    2b
    CF

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @Bullsitter said:
    Football
    LT
    LG
    C
    RG
    RT..................... B)

    We have many nicknames for great defensive lines.

    Do we have any for great offensive lines too ?

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2024 10:57AM

    @Maywood said:

    Football:
    General Manager
    Head Coach
    Offensive Coordinator
    Defensive Coordinator
    Special Teams Coach

    You can have those but if your skill position players are bad then it’s like having a great jockey with a fat horse.🤷‍♂️

  • BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,331 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Hidhoe said:

    We have many nicknames for great defensive lines.

    Do we have any for great offensive lines too ?

    .
    .
    The Big Uglies

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bullsitter said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    We have many nicknames for great defensive lines.

    Do we have any for great offensive lines too ?

    .
    .
    The Big Uglies

    Hogmollies

  • HidhoeHidhoe Posts: 310 ✭✭✭

    @Bullsitter said:

    @Hidhoe said:

    We have many nicknames for great defensive lines.

    Do we have any for great offensive lines too ?

    .
    .
    The Big Uglies

    Redskins - Hogs ?????

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,181 ✭✭✭✭

    Baseball:
    Pitcher
    Catcher
    1st base, they touch the ball more than anyone besides the pitcher and catcher. A bad one increases your infielders errors and a good one reduces them
    SS
    CF

    Football:
    QB
    LT (RT if the QB is left handed)
    Center
    Edge
    FG kicker

  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @perkdog said:
    QB
    LT
    DB
    Edge
    K

    P
    C
    SS
    2b
    CF

    Oh Yeah....get that Edge dude out there and execute.... :)

  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t know about edge rusher. They used to be called defensive ends and their job was to funnel the runner or QB to the inside, the cardinal rule was don’t let anyone get to the outside.
    An edge rusher, it’s easy to expose their aggressiveness and use it against them. Like the Chiefs did to Bosa in the SB. Classic example, last play of the game, Bosa is in the backfield quick as a whip making it very easy for Mahomes to move outside right and make an easy pass to Hardman for the game. KC played him like a drum. Not the only time either. If those ultra aggressive edge guys would make an effort to contain plays they would have a lot more success.

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    In the course of every human endeavor since the dawn of time the risk of human error has always been a factor. Including but not limited to field goals, 4th down attempts, or multiple paragraph ramblings on a sports forum authored by someone who shall remain anonymous.
  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Darin said:
    I don’t know about edge rusher. They used to be called defensive ends and their job was to funnel the runner or QB to the inside, the cardinal rule was don’t let anyone get to the outside.
    An edge rusher, it’s easy to expose their aggressiveness and use it against them. Like the Chiefs did to Bosa in the SB. Classic example, last play of the game, Bosa is in the backfield quick as a whip making it very easy for Mahomes to move outside right and make an easy pass to Hardman for the game. KC played him like a drum. Not the only time either. If those ultra aggressive edge guys would make an effort to contain plays they would have a lot more success.

    Well against a mobile QB what your saying makes sense, but most QB's are not as great with pocket presence like Patty is

  • Basebal21Basebal21 Posts: 2,181 ✭✭✭✭

    Edge rushers can be either lineman or linebackers, its different than just a defensive end. Todays NFL with the athleticism of pass catchers and the rules guys can only be covered for 4 or 5 seconds max and often more like 3. The value of the EDGE is getting pressure on the QB causing them to make bad decisions or turning the play into a fire drill even if they dont get the sack.

    The best coverage you can have is disrupting the QB

  • stevekstevek Posts: 27,683 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Water boy - Without water, the athletes might perish out there.

  • DarinDarin Posts: 6,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stevek said:
    Water boy - Without water, the athletes might perish out there.

    There’s nothing like high quality H2O

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  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 2,437 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got you guys covered... :)

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 8,013 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Your agent.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,493 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Basebal21 said:
    Baseball:
    Pitcher
    Catcher
    1st base, they touch the ball more than anyone besides the pitcher and catcher. A bad one increases your infielders errors and a good one reduces them
    SS
    CF

    Football:
    QB
    LT (RT if the QB is left handed)
    Center
    Edge
    FG kicker

    This, I cant agree more about the importance of having a great defensive1b on a team. I think they are criminally undervalued.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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