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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / NFL’s Offensive Players and Their Defensive Counterparts

NFL’s Offensive Players and Their Defensive Counterparts

Offensive Player with Defensive Counterparts
Publish Date: 08/04/2017
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 08: Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) and Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King (7) get chippy after a punt return touchdown by Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) in the second quarter of a Thursday night AFC West showdown between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs on December 08, 2016 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 21-13. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

NFL’s Offensive Players and Their Defensive Counterparts

The offseason is finally coming to a close so this is a good opportunity to have some fun before the real work starts. It seemed like a fun idea to do a comparison between offensive players and their defensive counterparts. No real analysis here, just off-the-cuff match-ups to make you laugh or scratch your head.

LeVeon Bell – Counterpart: Von Miller

These are two experts in their positions who share a very interesting talent. These men have a knack for patience until they can see a gap and bust through for a big play.ย Watch them as they start a play and count how long they wait to attack.

David Johnson – Counterpart: Khalil Mack

You can put either Johnson or Mack just about anywhere and expect results. Johnson is more than a triple threat. He can run, receive, block, and return kicks. He worries opposing defenses. Mack had a defensive hat trick in the Raiders’ game against the Panthers last season. A sack, a forced fumble, and a pick six. Cam Newton has regular nightmares starring Khalil Mack. In short, they can do it all.

Dez Bryant – Counterpart: Richard Sherman

Both players that were the best in their positions, Bryant and Sherman are sundowning, despite their constantly being overrated. Chill out on the top tens, these aren’t the same guys that they used to be.

Tyler Eifert – Counterpart:ย Zach Brown

Eifert and Brown came to mind when thinking about results versus notoriety. Eifert quietly had a pro-bowl year in 2015, with 52 receptions for 615 all-purpose yards for a whopping 13 touchdowns. That’s a tight end you want on your team. Zach Brown has a very common name, but what he does is anything but common. His one year with the Buffalo Bills saw incredible production, logging 149 total tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 2 sacks and an interception. Both are unassuming but incredibly effective.

OBJ – Counterpart: Josh Norman

Divas. ‘Nuff said

Tom Brady – Counterpart:ย Luke Kuechly

Tom Brady is the GOAT for a reason. Part of what makes him so good is his ability to read a defense. The same can be said of Luke Kuechly on the defensive side of the ball. His talent is innate. Two men who can read the opposition like a pop-up book.

Julio Jones – Counterpart: Patrick Peterson

It’s rare to find e player who can fit into just about any scheme and thrive, let alone two. Unlike so many players, the majority of whom are system players, these two are virtually plug and play.

Travis Kelce – Counterpart: Ndamukong Suh

The league is full of characters. But you’d be hard pressed to find many like Kelce and Suh. Both would step on you just for a laugh, then they’d argue with the ref that it was an accident. Just ask Aaron Rodgers and Marquette King.

Julian Edelman – Counterpart: Aqib Talib

Both Edelman and Talib are elite players whose mouths get them in trouble with players AND refs. It’s a rare game that you don’t see Edelman in an argument with someone. Talib is arguably worse. Talk to Michael Crabtree about that.

Ezekiel Elliott – Counterpart: Jadeveon Clowney

Two players who are in most conversations about the league’s elite, Elliott and Clowney are beneficiaries of circumstance. Both 1st round draft picks benefit directly from the teams they were fortunate to be drafted by. Put them in any other scheme and their stock would likely drop substantially.

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