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    OT: What is the "safest" position in football to play?

    Ironically, I think safety might be the safest postion.



    EDIT - Yeah, I meant skill positions.
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    I would say the Punter or the kicker... Unless your a Gramatica (Or however you spell the name)

    I would not say Safety for the simple fact sometimes you have to throw a big hit, I would have to say out of all the Skill spots on the roster... I would go with CB.

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    I think he was talking about positions other than kicker or punter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kevin
    I think he was talking about positions other than kicker or punter.
    Why put your 2 cents in... Without putting your 2 cents in??? If ya know what I mean...

    And I figured he was talking about skill positions, why do you think I stated how I think the CB position might be the safest?

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    Tell that to Jon McGraw and Shaun Williams.

    Lackluster safeties are so easy to expose in the NFL, once a veteran QB knows he's dealing with someone who's going to bite on pump fakes, play action, and isn't going to be able to get to the ball fast enough, they're going to have a field day with them. It's one of the reasons why stud, game-changing safeties in the NFL are probably the biggest rarity along with left tackles of an "elite" caliber.

    I wouldn't say any position is "safe" to play or draft for, but actually I'd have to say for your question, that the "safest" would be cornerback in terms of the draft, worst comes to worst they can always play nickel or even in the 4th spot in a dime formation.

    Also, given the right offensive line, many running backs are able to have moderate success when if they were in a different situation they'd most likely not be enjoying the same type of results (i.e. Olandis Gary)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersJetFan
    Tell that to Jon McGraw and Shaun Williams.

    Lackluster safeties are so easy to expose in the NFL, once a veteran QB knows he's dealing with someone who's going to bite on pump fakes, play action, and isn't going to be able to get to the ball fast enough, they're going to have a field day with them. It's one of the reasons why stud, game-changing safeties in the NFL are probably the biggest rarity along with left tackles of an "elite" caliber.

    I wouldn't say any position is "safe" to play or draft for, but actually I'd have to say for your question, that the "safest" would be cornerback in terms of the draft, worst comes to worst they can always play nickel or even in the 4th spot in a dime formation.

    Also, given the right offensive line, many running backs are able to have moderate success when if they were in a different situation they'd most likely not be enjoying the same type of results (i.e. Olandis Gary)
    I actually thought he meant which position was the safest (i.e. least dangerous). If that's the case, I'll go with CB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetfan28
    Ironically, I think safety might be the safest postion.



    EDIT - Yeah, I meant skill positions.
    I'd have to go with CB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Kevin
    I actually thought he meant which position was the safest (i.e. least dangerous). If that's the case, I'll go with CB.
    Oh, the question is a little hazy. Did he mean to play or to draft for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersJetFan
    Oh, the question is a little hazy. Did he mean to play or to draft for?
    My guess was that he meant to play.

    Do you guys think that linebacker is a dangerous position? I mean, we usually dish it out, not take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersJetFan
    Oh, the question is a little hazy. Did he mean to play or to draft for?
    Well if it's to play... That to me is a no brainer... Gotta be the CB, now if he is talking about the safest DRAFT Pick as far as Busts go... I say RB.

    I can tell that D.Williams will be a GREAT back for years to come in the NFL... He has vision, speed, patience, quickness, agility, break tackle ability, all in all, he is a all around back.

    Now M.Leinart... He is a great NCAA QB... But who really knows how he will do in the NFL?

    I think that the RB is the SAFEST draft pick for a franchise player.

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    Safest draft pick would be RB, easily.

    But I'm not too sure on what's the safest position to play.

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    He clarified it.

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    definatly CB-not required ot make "big" hits just required to be quick and able to tackle.

    QB-hit on a majority of plays and not playing because of their builds
    RB-hit on a majority of plays, luckily they're built for it
    WR/ TE-crossing routes are killers, and have to catch ball above protecting themselves
    OL/ DL- no explaination needed
    LB-constantly going up against bigger guys and having to make big hits
    S-make big hits

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    Armchair quarterback.

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    Red face

    Wide reciever for the New York Jets . . . we don't have quarterback that can reach them with the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blair Thomas
    Wide reciever for the New York Jets . . . we don't have quarterback that can reach them with the ball.
    i think last season the most dangerous position in the nfl was QB NYJ...the numbers don't lie

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    The safest position to draft in rd 1 is OT. Least busts. The riskiest is WR or QB, I'm not sure which. 50% or more busts.

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    I believe that would be the missionary position.

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    Cornerbacks never get hit by linemen or TE's or FB's or WR's (who usually seal LB's) blocking downfield

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    The safest position would have to be standing up.

    You never want to get caught on your hands and knees.

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