Re: Which position do you think requires more experience and athleticism: RB vs LB?
It's hard to say because both require quite a bit. LBs have to shed blocks, pursue RBs and QBs and sometime cover receivers. I'd give athleticism to RBs because sometimes they have to stop on a dime and change directions quickly or just try to power through a hole or they might be asked to block a big defensive player out in open field while the defender is already running fast or run routes or evade multiple tacklers or break tackles or they might need to hurdle a would-be tackler. Then, you also have to take into account the endurance that is needed and the beatings they take add up. Also, there's the speed, agility, toughness, balance, body control, power, strength, coordination, explosiveness and such that is needed to play that position.
Last edited by Jackass18 : 05-09-2010 at 10:17 PM.