Why does everyone act like picking up the blitzer is an amazing talent? It's easier to name RBs who can't than who can.
Watch NE, I don't care if it's 3 and 14 or 3rd and 1, Kevin Faulk is in the backfield unless they are on the goal line. He's been with the team 10 years now, never been the #1 punt returner and hasn't been the #1 KR since his 4th year. I looked it up Faulk is 5th behind Brady, Moss, Seymore and Light for highest salary on the team, how many 3rd down backs can say that.
Most people don't notice him but he is very valuable on that team and Belichick knows it, that's why he doesn't run the ball on 1st or 2nd down, he can find others for that. But when it counts like 3rd down or late in close games Faulk is in the backfield.
Actually the most versatile player is Lorenzo Alexander of the Skins.
He has played with 1st unit in games as OG, FB and TE in goal line offense, covers kick offs along with blocking for special teams. Thing is he played in 15 games last year on the DL, his primary position, as a run stopping DE that moves inside on passing downs. Expected to play a lot more in his 3rd year.
Lorenzo needs to work on his coverage so he can play even more positions.
The Redskins did that, allowing Westbrook only one big play, a 47-yard catch that came with Washington in a zone defense that left DT Lorenzo Alexander in one-on-one coverage with the Eagles tailback.
Spencer Larsen (second year player for the Broncos) started a game this year at linebacker AND fullback plus special teams duties and recorded six tackles doing so. He gets my vote.
New York Giants: Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Brandon Flowers, Trent Cole, Jason Hatcher, Tramon Williams, Jason Worilds, some fat dudes, and no one else that matters.
Last edited by bleedGreen; 05-09-2009 at 01:24 PM.