And if your favorite player isn’t listed here, by all means tell us about him in the comments and maybe treat us to a bonus clip.Please note, in the interests of full disclosure, I wish to address this here rather than in the inevitable comments: NFL Films produces and airs on the NFL Network cable channel a program called “Top 10”, which ranks and showcases players, teams, games, and other notable achievements in various categories for each hour-long episode.
I know, I know…every time a list is posted that features this sport, howls of protest ensue: “This is too American, outside the U.
S., no one cares”, or “It’s not ‘real football’ (aka international futbol)”, or “Unlike rugby, these wimps wear pads and helmets”, and so on.
Whether it was their fastball, penchant for trash-talk, hard-hitting tackles, or ferocity on the ice, these athletes were truly intimidating, even startling fans and viewers at home with their fire.
Which professional players struck fear into their opponents the most?
I prefer that."Suh has spent much of his career trying to overcome his reputation as a dirty player.
Johnson, meanwhile, is almost universally praised in the NFL.
So, whether it was physical features, mad skills, or a combination of both, here are the toughest athletes in recent sports memory. Afterall, who would want to challenge a dude who once bit an opponent's ear and told another one he would eat his children?
This saying certainly rings true for Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison, who at 37-years-old seems to defy the laws of aging with his incredible workouts and his contributions to the team on the defensive side of the football.
"Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh led all players with 61 votes (19 percent), and wide receiver Calvin Johnson followed with 58 votes.
No other player received more than 30 votes, and 48 players had at least one vote."If it's feared from the context of they don't want to play against me and they are worried about how I may affect the game and affect the offense, it's definitely appreciated," Suh told Guys have respect for you, just like guys have respect for Calvin."I'm surprised I edged him out, but hopefully I don't have to edge him out and we can just be co-winners.
If another player says something negative about Johnson, it usually becomes news because of its rarity. An opponent setting up its game plan to try to stop him."I can tell sometimes when they are trying to," Johnson said, "especially when teams want to bring like one of their linemen or linebackers and put them way outside the numbers to try and get hands on me at the line of scrimmage, when they've got a corner out here and a safety over the top."So I'm like, 'Man, let's run the ball.