Hardest player to cover in NFL

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  1. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 12 years ago

    I am going with DeSean Jackson. His play at the end of the game against the Giants was amazing. Which player past or present comes to your mind?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I honestly don't know about all time, as I would have to do some research into the NFL's entire history to figure that out. For this season though?  I'd pick Michael Vick.  Sure, I'll admit, I wanted to see the guy fail in the nfl over what he did with the dogfighting scandal.  However, I'm also a firm believer that everyone has the right to have a second chance as well.  However, it seems like he's really reinvented himself into a quality Quarterback under Reid's guidance.

      Don't get me wrong, Vick had his moments in Atlanta, but he was too inconsistent if you ask me.  This year he seems like a more rounded QB than he's ever been in his career.  He has one of the highest passer ratings in the nfl, a solid touchdown to interception ratio, and he's impossible to plan for.  even if you do manage to take away his receivers, he'll beat you with his feet.  if you shut down all the running lanes for him to get to, then he can throw that ball a mile deep.  most defensive coordinators have even admitted that vick is hard to plan for because of those qualities.  That's why I have to say Michael Vick.

    2. bogerk profile image69
      bogerkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hardest for a defensive back to cover? I would say Michael Irvin of the Dallas Cowboys in the 90s. Why? Because he pushed off, jumped on top of and threw down everyone defending him and was rarely if ever called for it.

      Pretty impossible to cover a guy that for whatever reason didn't have to play by the rules in the NFL.

  2. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 12 years ago

    Jerry Rice.

    1549 receptions, nuf said.

  3. LakeShow T profile image77
    LakeShow Tposted 12 years ago

    I would have to say Randy Moss when he decided that he wanted to play. I remember his rookie season when opposing teams had nothing they could do against him and it seemed like there was no ball he could not catch. Cunningham and Culpepper would just throw the ball up in the air and he would come down with it whether he was single, double, or triple covered. He was just about as good in his first season with the Patriots as well. Remember that he was also on the two highest single-season scoring offenses in NFL history.

  4. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 12 years ago

    After watching the new england vs. green bay game I think I would add Tom Brady to the list as well.

  5. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image74
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years ago

    Desean Jackson isn't the hardest player to cover, because he's been shut out of games. But he can fly by people and when he gets a hold of the ball he is gone. I might be a bit biased, but I'd put him up there as the most exciting player in the league right now.

    1. bogerk profile image69
      bogerkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would think his QB (Michael Vick) is more exciting than him at this point. He is essentially a RB with 100+ yards rushing and a TD and a QB with 3 passing TDs in the same game.

      DeSean Jackson is nothing if Vick doesn't get him the ball (other than of course on special teams).

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image74
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, most receivers have trouble catching the ball unless someone throws it to them, but DJ was doing pretty good last year when Vick was mostly watching from the sidelines. And you can't just discount the kick returns because those are the most exciting plays in a game.

        Having said that, Vick is having a phenomenal season and I wouldn't fault anyone for picking him instead.

  6. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image74
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 12 years ago
    1. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That was an awesome play. D.Jackson is very exciting to watch.

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 12 years ago
    1. TamCor profile image80
      TamCorposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      We're still chuckling over his run...he was great!  big_smile

    2. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful run, we laughed along with his team mates.  I kinda favor Ronnie White for some reason.  Go Falcons!

    3. jobister profile image60
      jobisterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I thought he was going to run out of the stadium.

  8. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

    Past: Earl Campbell

    Present: Arion Foster-I'm staying with a Houston Theme...even though the Texans are not deserving of any mention...I can still have a twisted sense of hope...for next season...or the next...or the next (I say that-'cause that's what every year sounds like down here!)

    No Talk-Just Git r' done!

  9. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 12 years ago

    Randy Moss (when he's not taking plays off). If he had the work ethic of Jerry Rice, he would have all the records by now. And I'm not a fan. In NFL polls, DBs have consistently voted him hardest to cover.

  10. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    OJ Simpson...

    it's easy to catch him, but it takes years to bring him down

    1. jobister profile image60
      jobisterposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, I'm sure this has more than a football reference.

  11. LakeShow T profile image77
    LakeShow Tposted 12 years ago

    I'm still sticking with Randy Moss, but I think Devin Hester deserves some credit for recently becoming the NFL's all-time leader in kick/punt return touchdowns for a career. I think he's only played five seasons, so that's pretty impressive.


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