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The Toughest Position in the NFL: Defense

Article By on 11th August, 2009

... the defensive tackle that faces double-teams on every play while receiving little recognition? Is it the cornerback that challenges bigger, stronger wide receivers armed with speed and awareness? Is it the quarterback that faces blindside pressure? Or the running back that takes a pounding every game? What about the linemen that must protect those quarterbacks and running backs? Here’s a look at all the defensive positions, what they entail, and what makes each position tough. Each position features a Pro Bowler who embodies greatness at the position. Are some positions tougher than others? You decide. ...

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