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VanRIch
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What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
I know technically a pitcher is a defensive player but let’s leave them out because they are more of a proactive defenseman.

I’m watching the SCP and I don’t know how goalies can see that puck. Just seems so damn hard.
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TigerCruise
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
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Rep520
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Cornerback, IMO.

You have to be an elite athlete, and even good ones get beat. Mentally you have to able to move on immediately. There's nowhere to hide.


Port Royal
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
MLB Catcher


memphis tiger
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Probably cornerback


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OWLFAN86
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
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MLB Catcher

mentally and physically combined theres no question


Tyga Woods
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Cornerback


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WaterLink
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
I gotta go with NHL goalie as well. I remember reading something where they lose a lot of body weight over the course of a game. Then there's just the fast nature and unpredictability of the sport, your reflexes have to be ridiculous, combined with absurd skating ability and balance.


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Carson123987
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
cornerback


OWLFAN86
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
the published lists usually have goalie( hockey) /keeper ( soccer) and catcher as the most difficult.

But the ones that mention the mental aspect list catcher

Football Corner doest even make mosts top 10 lists


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NFLSUtiger
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Hockey goalie


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TechDawg2007
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Team captain in curling. Making sure the beer cooler stays full is extremely challenging


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Dtiger19
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
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KirkLazarus
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
NFL Corner or MLB Catcher


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KG5989
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Cornerback, catcher, and hockey / soccer goalies are the obvious answers.

But I would say that being a true 3 down LBer in today’s NFL would be very difficult. Today’s NFL is all about mismatches and exploiting them. And a LBer on a slot WR, RB out the backfield, and even some TEs are mismatches they are typically in favor of the offense. This is why there are so few true great 3 down LBers in today’s NFL.

Also think it would be very difficult to be a good defensive PG in the NBA due to the rules and refs. And there are so many good PGs in the NBA, you’re going against a very good player almost every night.
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elprez00
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Hockey goalie or mlb catcher


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TigerintheNO
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
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mentally and physically combined theres no question


True, jokingly called the tools of ignorance, but a couple years ago 9 of the 30 managers were former catchers.



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ElRoos
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Whoever is defending James Harden.


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kciDAtaE
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Jarrett Lee’s WR


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MountainTiger
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re: What’s the most difficult defensive position in pro sports?
Goalie


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