Back with another top ten for your countdown delight, this time we run through our favourite safeties.
This week’s top 10 list covers potentially the most underrated position on the field, the hard hitting, run stuffing, gutsy safeties. In the interest of moving the lists along we’ll be covering both free and strong safeties in the same list, despite there being huge differences in some cases between the 2.
Much like the corners, this one’s been tough and somewhat surprising. Before I started this there were 2 clear candidates for the number 1 and 2 spots, but after compiling this list I realized that I have criminally overlooked a number of top quality safeties.
So let’s look at this list. Did I stick with my initial beliefs in a certain explosive safety duo? It’s time to find out.
Last week we looked at our Top 10 Cornerbacks, this week it is time to move inside to Safety, possibly the most demanding position on the field.
With defensive coordinators using ever more complex schemes to shut down opposing offenses, it is often the safeties that are relied upon to load up the line or patrol the middle of the field and use their athletic ability to make the play.
Here’s my take on the Top 10 heading in to 2015. As always, feel free to let me know which selections you agree with, and whom you think is in the wrong spot. You can find me on Twitter @headedforhades.
Away we go…
After exploring the cornerback position last time out, we remain in the secondary this week and turn our attention to safety. Whether they are the last line of defense as a free safety, or extra coverage for the run-stuffing linebackers, patrolling the middle of the field at strong safety, it’s one of the most important and versatile positions in the game, and here are my top ten heading into 2015/16.
It is mock draft central as websites start running out of stuff to talk about. At Gridiron Manor we always have something else to talk about though I am allowed to go off and talk about Fantasy Football. Today I am going to look at a few strategies in picking players, first in the draft and then throughout the season. We share some of our strategies in our recent Play 60 special podcast. I will be talking about standard and touching on points per reception (PPR) leagues, as they are quite similar. Oh and this signals the launch of our new tinkered with Fantasy League(s) of Gridiron Gentlemen, which is discussed in this article.
As the off season approaches the end and the dawn of the pre-season is just breaking on the horizon, the pages of various websites start filling up with fantasy football articles and encouraging us to play. This also means we’re dusting off the Gridiron Gentlemen fantasy league and re-vamping it for 2015. Fantasy football is good fun to play and if you are new to the game, a great way to follow and get into the sport. Here I will be looking into fantasy football and broadly going over what you will need to win. Mainly for folk new to fantasy football but a refresher for old hands of the game.
With offences all squared away in our run of top 10 lists; it’s time to move on to the defences. Over the coming weeks, much like we did on offence we’ll be covering each position, starting with the question that seems to crop up every off-season. Who is the best cornerback in the league?