Second most important OL position?

Second most important O-line position?

  • Right tackle

    Votes: 23 54.8%
  • Center

    Votes: 15 35.7%
  • Left guard

    Votes: 4 9.5%
  • Right guard

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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dreamcastrocks

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I've entered an alternative universe where centers, who can half their time uncovered with help either side are more important because they have to call the Mike and possibly slide protection than right tackles who face the best pass rushers head up every snap with no outside help and often no inside.

This is an ASFN low. It's RT and literally everyone in football from the locker room assistant to Goodell will say so.
Knock it off. Seriously.

You can have a difference of opinion without being holier than thou.
 

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Bucky ranked each positions importance and has:
LT #3
RT #13
RG #15
C #17
LG #20
 
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Exactly. THAT is what determines the pay.

It doesn't mean that kickers aren't extremely important.

Yes, you need to have a kicker.

But if you're a good team with a bad kicker, you're still going to make the playoffs and potentially win the Super Bowl. If you're a bad team with the best kicker in the NFL, you're still drafting in the top 5. If you lose the best kicker in the NFL to an injury, you're still going to get 97% of his production from the guy you sign off the street.
 

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The bookends are most important. I picked center because ....well, recency bias really.
And, because when you have that rare center that helps his QB with the calls it really does benefit the offense....
But truly, a QB can't do squat if he has 250 pounds of linebacker blasting into him before he finishes his dropback
 
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Yes, you need to have a kicker.

But if you're a good team with a bad kicker, you're still going to make the playoffs and potentially win the Super Bowl. If you're a bad team with the best kicker in the NFL, you're still drafting in the top 5. If you lose the best kicker in the NFL to an injury, you're still going to get 97% of his production from the guy you sign off the street.
You have to go back at least 40 years to find a SB winning team with a bad kicker.
 

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Or, like, last year. Harrison Butker made 75% of his field goal attempts and missed three extra points.

He was 31st in the NFL in field goal percentage. SOOOOOOOO important.
Last year was a fluke. He is a 90% field goal percentage for his career. He was also injured last year.

You seriously want to argue that Harrison Butker is a bad kicker?
 

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Most important position on the O-line is LT

Second most is whatever spot you're weakest at

Seriously tho - as for C vs RT I think it's a wash (paychecks be damned) especially if your QB is playing under Center where the pocket is everything
 

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Last year was a fluke. He is a 90% field goal percentage for his career. He was also injured last year.

You seriously want to argue that Harrison Butker is a bad kicker?

The argument is you need a good K to win a Super Bowl. When the Chiefs won, Butker was a BAD kicker. What he did previously has nothing to do with the actual year they won.
 

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Last year was a fluke. He is a 90% field goal percentage for his career. He was also injured last year.

You seriously want to argue that Harrison Butker is a bad kicker?
Please tease out the difference between being a bad kicker and a kicker who has a bad year.

I gave you literally what you asked for and now you're moving the goal posts.

Eight of the top 10 all time field goal kickers are currently playing in the NFL. Two more left last year (Josh Lambo and Robbie Gould). Every one of the top 5 most accurate kickers ever are currently playing.

Across the board, kicking has achieved such a high quality that it's a meaningless commodity. The difference between the #1 and #32 kicker (probably really the #45 kicker) is so narrow as to be almost meaningless.
 

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The argument is you need a good K to win a Super Bowl. When the Chiefs won, Butker was a BAD kicker. What he did previously has nothing to do with the actual year they won.
I didn't make that argument. I argued that the kicker is an important position.

Hell, you can even win a SB with a bad QB. So what?
 
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My immediate thought was RT, but went with Center because they are responsible for directing/changing the blocking calls for the entire line. RT probably has a higher direct likelihood of getting the QB killed, but Center is probably more important to having a strong overall

Good analysis. Both ARE important. I picked Center because an all pro at the position elevates the entire OL. He touches the ball on every snap. Bad and fumbled snaps kill drives. You could argue that you can help a mediocre RT with your tight end and RB chips on passing downs. These popular 5 man fronts expose weak centers. It is easier for an RB to help blocking a DE than DT.

And it is harder to execute a brotherly shove with a crappy Center., ;)
 

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Thank the Lord that poll corrected itself.

A bad center and a good right tackle will get you by.

A good center and bad right tackle will get you murdered.
 

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Thank the Lord that poll corrected itself.

A bad center and a good right tackle will get you by.

A good center and bad right tackle will get you murdered.
*shrug* You can roll left if you're getting consistent pressure from the right. You can roll nowhere if you're getting consistent pressure up the middle.
 
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*shrug* You can roll left if you're getting consistent pressure from the right. You can roll nowhere if you're getting consistent pressure up the middle.

But you'll never get consistent pressure up the middle because centers are uncovered a lot and often 3 vs 2.
 
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