Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

The Hardest/easiest Positions To Play In The Nfl

Recommended Posts


To me its quarterback and center.

No need to explain quarterback but isnt it hard to be responsible for snapping the ball then protecting the quarterback? I cant imagine how much of a nightmare it is to protect them during a blitz. You obviously need to be a quick to think. The center is also responsible for communicating with the rest of the offensive line at times.


Probably runningback and defensive tackle.

How easy is it for a rookie to succeed as a runningback? All it really depends on is how good the offensive line clears the way. The biggest challenge at times is blocking for the quarterback. Defensive tackle is all about strength and pushing your way to the quarterback.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It really depends on what your criteria is. Mentally, I'd have to believe that you're pretty close to being spot on. Physically, the reverse might actually be true. RBs consistently put more wear on their body than just about any other position although, for the money, NT is one of the most physically demanding and brutal positions to play in all of sports. Combining the physical and mental aspects in your grading just makes things even murkier.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hardest position on offense mentally and physically : QB, C, OG (purely physically will be RB which has shortest longevity in the league but their position is one of the easiest to play mentally to offset it, have the vision to be patient and run through the lanes provided by your O-line, the early year success of Arian Foster, CJ2K all prove it)

Hardest position on defense mentally and physically: DT, Safety, DE. To me CBs are easier to transition because safeties have more assignments to understand than CBs.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Defensive tackle is all about strength and pushing your way to the quarterback.

No, it is not. You play against O-linemen much stronger than in college and unless you are the kind like Ndamokung Suh, your hand technique and strength is not as developed. You have to also understand stunts if necessary, and positioning yourself against the O-linemen as the game goes on. A LOT OF DTs take a long long time to succeed in this league and that is why.

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are no easy positions because each has technique required that not everyone can do properly. Even field goal kickers have a tough time because no one respects their clean uniform and the fabric softener smell.....

Link to post
Share on other sites

most stressful position in the nfl is long snapper. you cannot make a mistake. if you do, bad things happen.

The less people know your name as a long snapper in the NFL, the better. You only hear their names when they >>> up....unless they are Justin Snow, in which case they belong in the HOF

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I could actually see Watson going there, I never believed Tua would be great either. Too injury prone for one and as a rookie he didn't look good. Fitzpatrick looked better IMO. 3 scenario's I could see playing out are Watson gets traded to Miami, Rodgers gets traded to SF, and Stafford gets traded to us. We will see how accurate I am with this, Rodgers may even retire? I don't see him playing another game another game in GB, his body language after that loss was bad.
    • Here's the Lions team needs (farther below), so Oke would fit the bill. Given his performance and PFF though this year, not sure he'd be something that tilted the scale. If Carolina, Denver, Dallas, or San Fran wanted to be players, we'd have to make up a decent delta between draft picks. So for instance, if Detroit's asking price is a first, and next year's second,   San Fran's #12 is basically worth our #12 AND our #54 out of the gate. And we'd still have to give them next year's 2nd. Oke isn't worth a #54 IMO. Rock might perk their interests given CB is a primary need. It's a decent draft for CBs, so not sure he'd close the gap either. Also something to consider, Detroit's cap space is about zero. They'd save of course 20ish by letting Stafford go, but still won't be looking to spend big (so our rooks, on rook deals, might be attractive).   Primary - QB, WR, CB Secondary - LB, IDL, OT, LB, IDL Ancillary - WR, S, EDGE No need - TE, RB   Here are the teams and draft pick that could be looking for a QB before us 8 Carolina 9 Denver 10 Dallas 11 NYG 12 San Fran 15 Pats 19 Wash 20 Chicago   Bears and Giants are in the negative on cap space, Panthers don't have a much (5.5). San Fran 9.3, but they'd save by cutting Jimmy.
    • Another Maryland Terp Alumni. Maybe Boomer Eisiason is the next hire !
    • i disagree with the adjective "very", and also think he'd need tier 1 WRs, which the Colts don't have. He's just way to limited. 
    • As I said, the biggest mistake was the lack of stadium. We should have built it for Rosenbloom, but once they traded franchises , they should have built one for Irsay. That was the main point, it was all about money and revenue.  I believe Irsay would have moved eminent domain , or not. The reason Baltimore brought eminent domain is because they thought it was a done deal that he was going to move, based on the negotiations he and Chernoff were having in numerous cities. You have to also remember he was still making money in Baltimore, just not as much as he possibly could in another city. The attendance was depressed because of the product on the field , destroying the mid- seventies teams, Elway, the helicopter drop in at Jacksonville, etc. I’m not defending eminent domain , but just explaining what led up to it, as well as low Colt attendance at the time.   
  • Members

  • Create New...