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Old 12-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #11
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Woodson played both during his career earning a pro bowl trip 7 times as a CB and 4 times as a safety. I think that is what he meant by better cover man. Woodson could play either equally well whereas I think troy is more a natural fit at safety and wouldn't cover as well as woodson.
Woodson was moved to safety after he slowed up because of injuries.

Polamalu is a strong safety, the hitting and ability to disrupt the backfield is something Woodson didn't really do or was he assigned.

This is truly apples and oranges
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:55 PM   #12
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yes, SoCalFan, i did grow up with Troy, and no Balls of Steel, i am not saying he can walk on water. i am just simply bringing attention to fact that he is truly a rare athlete. in fact, i would argue that pound-for-pound, he is the best athlete in the nfl because he is the ideal combination of strength, speed, agility, quickness and explosiveness. no one can match him.
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Old 12-26-2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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Thanks for posting that rondisco!Did you personally know him?Im from the L.A.area (USC country)and my city has more Samoans than the island so I have been following Troy since USC myself and I agree with you.Most Samoans in my area thought he did not get the deserved early attention for that reason,because hes Samoan,not your typical person at that position.Well,just think how all the naysayers and recruiters feel that passed him by!Its funny how threads like this always turn into whos better than who!Troy is a once in a lifetime unique player,he will go down in history as such,there will NEVER be another like him......
He went to school up in Oregon in the middle of the sticks......I would Imagine if he played around the Bay area or L.A. he would have been talked about and seen more........
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #14
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Woodson was moved to safety after he slowed up because of injuries.

Polamalu is a strong safety, the hitting and ability to disrupt the backfield is something Woodson didn't really do or was he assigned.

This is truly apples and oranges
In a sense yes it is. We just dont want to forget how good Woodson was. Troy is amazing. Some of his plays are crazy good!
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Who, in the history of the NFL, has ever played the position Troy plays??? I can't come up with one without reaching. Troy's skill set is second to none. I don't care what anyone comes at me with, he is unbeliveable!
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:25 AM   #16
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Thanks for the post rondisco, love the stats. People really are watching a legend IMO. When you think that a db has impacted more games this year than any other person on his team and that team is 11-4, it's crazy. Even with the injury this year, he's the NFL defensive MVP. I don't know who else is even close
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yes, SoCalFan, i did grow up with Troy, and no Balls of Steel, i am not saying he can walk on water. i am just simply bringing attention to fact that he is truly a rare athlete. in fact, i would argue that pound-for-pound, he is the best athlete in the nfl because he is the ideal combination of strength, speed, agility, quickness and explosiveness. no one can match him.
No argument there. Troy is a beast. Sometimes I wish we'd stick him on the offense for a series and let him run the ball or catch checkdown passes. I know it would be risky, but the way he can dart around opponents is uncanny.

Of course that would require and offensive coordinator with some imagination. And if you're going to perform inception, you need imagination.
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Who, in the history of the NFL, has ever played the position Troy plays??? I can't come up with one without reaching. Troy's skill set is second to none. I don't care what anyone comes at me with, he is unbeliveable!
Agreed. There is no one that plays the "position" that Troy plays on any of the other 31 teams. I can't think of anyone that ever did.

I'm definitely not a Steelers fan, but I enjoy watching Troy play... he's a one of a kind player.

I'm kind of partial to Woodson, too . He was another great player, in his own right.
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Tyrone Carter is 100X better than Troy and Woodson combined
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Tyrone Carter is 100X better than Troy and Woodson combined
Then why isn't SD in the playoffs?
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