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QBREES9 06-03-2013 02:07 PM

Cornerback 'most difficult thing to do'
Regardless, we know what position Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz will take:

"It's tough to play corner (in the NFL)," Schwartz said Sunday, via "I think it's probably the most difficult thing to do in all of sports.

"You have to run with world-class receivers, you've got to start backwards and they're going forward. They know where they're running, you don't. You've got to be tough enough to take on pulling guards and running backs and skilled enough and fast enough to cover the elite athletes, you know, guys that are Olympic-caliber speed."

Schwartz has seen cornerback played poorly enough for the Lions that his opinion warrants some consideration -- even if he ultimately is wrong.

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neugey 06-03-2013 02:13 PM

Re: Cornerback 'most difficult thing to do'
I'm not sure if CB is the toughest position, but with the pass interference, illegal contact and holding rules in today's game, I would say that single man-to-man pass coverage is the most difficult assignment in the NFL, regardless of the player on the offensive end.

dizzle88 06-03-2013 03:48 PM

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Definitley think CB is the hardest position, whats ridiculous was the "force out" rule that used to give WR's the catch even if they didnt get their feet down inbounds

Theyve made it a tiny bit more leniant for corners but its still the most difficult position to play

rezburna 06-03-2013 04:29 PM

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Cornerback is by far the most difficult position on the field, and I'm not saying this because I played the position my whole life. It's nothing like being on that island. Anything can happen.

Vrillon82 06-04-2013 09:54 PM

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its tough enough to play the position that what it has done in the game is is set up defenses to do more coverage with LBs and Safeties, which then creates these godly RBs on the offense since everyone is 20 yards down the field.

20 years ago you didnt have it, all you had was Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders. We still talk about them 20 years later as opposes to guys you dont hear anything about just 5 years later such as Shaun Alexander or Jerome Bettis.

Choupique 06-09-2013 03:24 AM

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i'd like to see one of the present day WR's be defended by Willie Brown playing by the old rules, just once.

that'd make a lot of people realize how different the rules are today who aren't old enough to remember what real football was like.

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