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Old 07-10-2007, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 Most Versatile Players of All Time

NFL Network just showed an ad for a show tomorrow, WED, at 9 P.M., that is a ranking of the top 10 most versatile players of all time.

They showed some clips of some of the guys, not disclosing ranking, and one of them will be none other than Kordell "Slash" Stewart...

Should be a good watch.

Mike Vrabel was also shown and after the ad Marshall Faulk was talking about people currently who should be considered, which Randle El was amongst.
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Should be interesting - I wonder how many of the old school "60-minute men" like Chuck Bednarik will be mentioned, if any?
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:59 PM   #3
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I wasn't really listening because I was reading something on here, but I caught Bettis out of the corner of my eye (he was talking to Kordell pregame in a clip) I was instantly glued.

There was some black and white footage, however, haha... If that helps.
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Sounds like a good watch. Im willin to bet theres a couple of Steelers there.
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The Steelers always tend to have versatile guys... Vrabel and Stewart seemed to be the only two I saw, but I'll post the results after the show tomorrow for those of you who can't catch it.
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Rod Woodson was the first name I thought of.
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Versatile???

I would have to say Cowher... no one could spit in as many directions as him when he was yelling!
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I'd have to go with Ricardo Colclough. The guy can **** up on defense and then on the very next series, go right back out there and **** up on special teams.
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Here are the results with a little blurb on each guy for those of you who may not know the older guys...

10.) Tom Matte, Colts - Running back who played QB for the Colts after Unitas went down. The Packers defense gave him a lot of trouble in a playoff game and the Colts lost in overtime. In a "runner up bowl" against the Cowboys, though, the Colts let Matte throw and were rewarded with a victory.
9.) George Blanda, Bears/Oilers/Raiders - Third string Bears QB who was moved to linebacker due to outstanding depth at QB, but was later only a kicker. The Oilers picked him up and he excelled as a QB with 36 TDs in a season. Played miraculously as a clutch kicker and unshakable quarterback despite being 43.
8.) Brian Mitchell, Redskins/Bears - Could throw the football, return punts, play running back. A college QB that was drafted as a "slash" player who Gibbs would try at any position because of his athleticism. After both QBs went down in a game against the Eagles he would go in and throw 3/5 with a rushing touchdown, but the Redskins fall short. A jack of all trades who is second all-time with total yards.
7.) Mike Vrabel, Steelers/Patriots - Versatile linebacker, who NFL Network claims was a diamond in the ruff found by the genius Belichik. 8 career catches for 8 touchdowns, including two in the Super Bowl.
6.) Kordell "Slash" Stewart, Steelers, Ravens - Another versatile rookie with "no where to play," so they tried him everywhere. Receiver, Quarterback, even known to punt. in '97 he was moved to full-time QB, but struggled with consistency. Led the Steelers to an AFC Championship his first year at QB, but never could really cut it.
An interesting note. One of the analysts said that Kordell would have been one of the best receivers if he had stayed there..
5.) Troy Brown, Patriots - First was a stellar return man and receiver. In 2004, the Patriots began using him in the secondary and after Samuel went down in the first minute of a game against the Rams he came in and played nickel back. He ended the season with 3 interceptions. He even played QB in a preseason game. When the Patriots need a big play at just about any position, they went to Troy Brown.
4.) Chuck Bednarik, Eagles - Played 14 seasons as a 60 minute man. Center and Linebacker who played every play of the game. Best known for a massive hit on Frank Gifford and dominated both sides of the ball only missing three games in his entire career. Considers todays NFL players as "pantywaists" and "*****foots" He's considered the last of the Iron Men.

Three more to go... Sigh... When does the season start again?
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