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What's your favorite position in football, and why?
Mine is LB, I love seeing hard hits!
Strong safety for me.
It's what I played back in the day, liked the aspect of being involved in any aspect of defense - run, pass, blitz, etc.
I remember trying to invoke my best Jack Tatum impersonation a few times. Ah, receivers and routes over the middle.
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OG/OL. There's something magical about watching a guy pancake a nose tackle and then lumber 8 feet forward and absolutely blindside an unsuspecting LB. The OL is the most physically dominant man on the field.
WR. The concentration it takes to leap in the air and catch a bullet of a pass while knowing a defender is coming full speed ahead about to destroy you is amazing. Plus the speed and agility that top end receivers have is fun to watch.
QB - we always get the hot broads
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Oh, this post is about football?
I guess I'll go with LB then. It was always great fun watching Laurinaitis smack people around all day long. Although right now, Braxton is much more exciting.
OLB. It's what I played in school. It also requires a lot mentally. I always thought it was the most fun.
WRs, and RBs don't have a problem getting them.
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I'd have to go with RB and LB since those are the positions I played, however when watching football and my teams, I usually tend to like the positions where we have a stud at. Obviously, I love the QB position because the balls in their hands more often then not, but it's not my favorite when we have a Bauserman out their, passing out souvenirs to the crowd... do love me some B Miller, T Smith etc. though.
With the current team we have, it's got to be QB for me. Nothing is more exciting then seeing the ball in #5s hand. The Tressel era however, outside of T Smith, Ginn and Beanie, I loved watching the D perform. Every position.
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Edit: Oops, forgot the 'why'...TE's can provide matchup nightmares for a defense with the combination of good blocking on the outside as well as pass catching ability. Many big runs are the result of key blocks by a TE up field. Tall, fast, TEs with hands simply cannot be consistently contained by the typical LB, CB, or S.
It should also be noted that over the next few years we will see possibly the best group of TEs in OSU history. :)
Gotta go with the Dline. The combination of speed, footwork, and how they use their hands. I loved watching Desiel and Spence in the spring game. I also think Bennet is very,very good! Hopefully he stays healthy. I used to love to watch AJ Hawk. He had the best instincts since Speilman. XBrax is also fun to watch..
I like playing receiver and corner best because of the mental battles you get to have with the guy across from you, but my school runs spread option so I'm stuck at QB.
WR. I'll never forget the feeling of snagging a one handed touchdown whether it was youth flag football, Jr. High Football, or High School football, it was great. I love everything about the position, other than that slight chance of getting wrecked on a slant pattern across the middle. So for me, it's easy to say that WR is my favorite.
Offensive Line- mainly cuz I played it. Got to hit people every play, and bury the defenders into the ground
Defensive tackle. They get no credit but everything they do or don't do has a massive effect on how good the rest the defense looks.
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On offense, I'd have to say a big, strong workhorse running back. Think of guys like Raymont Harris (the 1st OSU running back that I remember watching), Eddie, Beanie, and Carlos Hyde. There's nothing subtle about having a bruiser in the backfield that you can hand the ball to and watch him pretend he's a human snowplow.
On the defensive side of the ball, I played DE and tend to like those guys the best. Rush the passer, set the outside edge (depending on the defensive scheme), and stop the run. It's important to remember this when thinking of defensive end play. Or this.(bonus points on the 2nd link for the Deftones in the background.) When a D-end is in the backfield disrupting the offense, it can put the rest of the defense in a position to make some big plays.
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what do you mean Favorite position? I love them all when the player is good! Right now its a mix between DE, QB, H-back and CB. Why? Because all of Spence, Brax, Adolphus, Roby, Hall, Wilson, Marshall and Apple are bad ass!
probably have better chance of picking what is the least favorite position. MIKE!
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I would have expected a different answer on the position question from someone who calls himself Squirrel Master.
The offensive line dictates the flow of the game, imposes their will, and can quickly lose games at the blink of an eye. They receive no praise in victories and take no blame in losses, but they are the ones that win or lose football games, no doubt. The position also requires an intense burst of energy that is repetitive. Line is one of the few positions in football that has to play every down of offense barring injury to a member. The group is one well-knit unit that has to communicate well to help each other out and achieve their goals on every play. There is no position quite like the offensive line in football.
LB. For the same reason Braxton2Devin says. Also my favorite players often have been LBs (Shazier, AJ Hawk, Matt Wilhelm, Bobby Carpenter).
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I played DE & TE in HS. Really enjoyed DE the most. Taking on a pulling lineman and still getting the tackle in the backfield was the best.
I guess I'll have to be the first to say CB. To be a little more specific, I love corners that can come up and make open field tackles against the run. I think more than any position on defense, a great corner and completely change an opponent's game plan. If you have a stud D-lineman or LB you can always double team them (I know this opens up other players to potentially have great games, but we're talking single position), but if you have a lockdown corner you're essentially taking away an entire side of the field in the passing game. Also, if that corner can shed WR blocks and come up and stop the run that makes it incredibly difficult to run to the outside on that side of the field, as well.
Edit: Can't believe I glanced over the other two who mentioned CB. Whoops! I guess I'll be the first to EXCLUSIVELY choose CB.
The punter, because he's the most important part of the most important play in football. Jim Tressel said it. I believe him. So it's true.
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In all seriousness I love watching the LB's making reads and lighting people up.
Offense- A big, bruising running back. A guy that just looks to hit defenders in the mouth and knock them down. Just something motivating about a RB just lighting up a defender. ie Beanie
Defense- A shut down corner back. The ability of a corner to know the routes, read the QB, read the WR, and have the physical ability to close on the ball that fast is magical. It's like a chess game. Watching that corner break and make that interception is just a masterpiece.
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Free Safety............Break on the ball baby!........................
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.
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