The team here at Bleeping Idiots thought it would be interesting to take a look into the best duo’s by position (sorry, not including offensive line), and choose the ultimate winner. We each put in our vote and then debated(aka argued) who is #1 until we got a majority rule.
Positions we take a look into:
-Quarterback (Basically, the team that if there #1 goes down… They have a #2 that can start in the NFL)
-Running Back (Find the team with the BEST 1 – 2 punch)
-Wide Receiver (Finding the best #1 and #2 receiver duo in the league)
-Corner Back (Which 2 give offensive coordinators the biggest scare?)
-Tight End (Uh, Tight End Duo’s?)
-Safety (The 2 who terrorize opposing receivers across the middle)
-Linebacker Corps (Which 3 or 4 LB’s give the offense the toughest time?)
-Defensive End (2 Pass Rushing, Run Stopping Machines)
-Defensive Tackle (The best 2 DT’s of any team) note: we had some trouble because some of the best DT’s are in a 3-4 defense…
Winner: St. Louis Rams – Marc Bulger + Trent Green
After a tough debate, the Bleeping Idiots team came to decide on the St. Louis Rams as the best quarterback duo in the NFL. Our decision was decided on the fact that we feel that both of these quarterbacks have the ability to start in the NFL and win games on their shoulders.
I would say that Health is the biggest reason that we had a hard time deciding which team to go with. However, the Health issue aside, Marc Bulger has proven that he can be one of the better QBs in the league, and Trent Green has also proven that he can keep up with some of the best in the league. If it wasn’t for his most recent injuries, Trent Green would still be starting somewhere. I feel confident that if Marc Bulger goes down this year, the Rams would not miss a stride by having Trent Green take over.
Washington Redskins - Jason Campbell + Todd Collins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jeff Garcia + Luke McCown(or Brian Griese)
Arizona Cardinals - Kurt Warner + Matt Leinart
Seattle Seahawks - Matt Hasselbeck + Seneca Wallace
Dallas Cowboys – Tony Romo + Brad Johnson
Winner: Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson + Chester Taylor
Our decision we made here was clear, the Vikings 1 – 2 punch of AP and Chester Taylor. As we saw last year, on AP’s “down days”, Chester picked up the slack effortlessly.
The work horse of the Vikings, Peterson, rushed for 1,341 yards for 12 touchdowns and a 5.6 yards per carry average. Last Year Chester rushed for 844 yards and 7 touchdowns with a whopping average of 5.4 yards per carry. These 2 running backs combined gave many defensive quarterbacks nightmares prior to gameday.
There are many good RB duos in the league these days and it was hard to pick the Vikings over such teams as the Jags and Redskins. However, the vote was unanimous, and there is no denying that the Vikings have the best backfield.
Jacksonville – Fred Taylor + Maurice Jones-Drew
San Diego Chargers - Ladainian Tomlinson + Darren Sproles
Washington Redskins – Clinton Portis + Ladell Betts
New Orleans Saints - Reggie Bush + Deuce Mcallister
Atlanta Falcons - Michael Turner + Jerious Norwood
Miami Dolphins - Ronnie Brown + Ricky Williams
Winner: Arizona Cardinals - Anquan Boldin + Larry Fitzgerald
Another fairly easy decision among the team at Bleeping Idiots… Fitzgerald had 100 receptions for 1,409 yards while Anquan had 71 catches for 853 yards and 9 TD’s. These 2 receivers reak havoc among secondaries. Don’t plan on bringing 8 into the box against this duo, they will have a field day.
Both receivers are superb route runners with excellent hands. Fitzgerald is taller and has an uncanny leaping ability to make difficult catches. Boldin is shorter but solid as a rock and is absolutely a beast to try to bring down after the catch. Now if they only had an elite QB throwing to them….
Detroit Lions - Roy Williams + Calvin Johnson
Green Bay Packers - Greg Jennings + Donald Driver
Indianapolis Colts - Reggie Wayne + Marvin Harrison
Cincinnati Bengals - Chad Johnson + TJ Houshmanzadeh
New England Patriots - Randy Moss + Wes Welker
Winner: Tennessee Titans – Alge Crumpler + Bo Scaife
Now a Tight end Duo may seem to be a bit of a stretch, but with offensive coordinators doing whatever they can to confuse the defenses and create mismatches, a second tight end who can block and make plays when the ball is in the air is sometimes just what every offense could be looking for.
New York Jets - Chris Baker + Dustin Keller
Cleveland Browns - Kellen Winslow + Martin Rucker
Chicago Bears - Desmond Clark + Greg Olson
Washington Redskins - Chris Cooley + Fred Davis
New Orleans Saints - Jeremy Shockey + Mark Campbell
Winner: San Diego Chargers - Quintin Jammer + Antonio Cromartie
After a long heated debate, the Chargers took this one, and they really only won by a small margin when our football specialists put it to a vote. But the fact is, both Cromartie and Jammer are incredible man coverage corners as well as being absolute ball hawks. Because of their abilities to not only play the pass but also the run, the Chargers get this seasons award for best corner back duo
This was a hard decision…We all liked different teams. I mean Denver is excellent and has probably the best CB in the league in Bailey. We did not pick the Packers CB duo mostly because of their age. I feel like Denver comes in a VERY close second, and then the Raiders…However, Jammer is such a big physical CB that he is able to shut down opposing WRs with his strength. Cromartie has shown that he is a playmaker with excellent speed.
Oakland Raiders – Deangelo Hall + Nnamdi Asomugha
Baltimore Ravens - Samari Rolle + Chris McAlister
Denver Broncos - Dre Bly + Champ Bailey
Dallas Cowboys - Terrence Newman +Adam “Pac Man” Jones
Philadelphia Eagles - Asante Samuel + (Sheldon Brown or Lito Sheppard)
Green Bay Packers - Charles Woodson + Al Harris
Carolina Panthers - Ken Lucas + Chris Gamble
Winner: Indianapolis Colts - Bob Sanders + Antonie Bethea
This one was another close one, it was a tie between the Vikings and the Colts but due to the Injury to Madieu Williams the Colts ended up taking this one by default. Not to say however that they do not deserve it, these two safeties are young and stellar athletes, so i would not be surprised to see them take this title for years to come.
The vote was split on this one, but majority ruled in this case. Personally I think that the Colts safeties get more credit than they are due because of the fact that their offense usually jumps out to give the team a significant lead, and the Defense sits back in their zone defense the rest of the game. Reason’s aside, the Colts are the best duo at safety.
Buffalo Bills - Donte Whitner + Ko Simpson
Cleveland Browns - Sean Jones + Brodney Pool
Baltimore Ravens - Ed Reed + Dwayne Landry
Oakland Raiders - Gibril Wilson + Michael Huff
Minnesota Vikings – Darren Sharper + Madieu Williams
Winner: San Diego Chargers - Shawne Merriman + Matt Wilhelm + Stephen Cooper + Shaun Phillips
The chargers have now officially taken their second award, and with good reason too. Last season Merriman registered 68 tackles with 12.5 of the being sacks. Team that up with Phillips 8.5 sacks and Coopers 108 tackles and you got a squad of LB’s that every team will fear.
Chicago Bears - Brian Urlacher + Lance Briggs + Hunter Hillenmeyer
Pittsburgh Steelers - Lamar Woodley + James Harrison + James Farrior + Larry Foote
New York Jets - Calvin Pace + Eric Barton + David Harris + Vernon Gholston
Dallas Cowboys - Greg Ellis + Bradie James + Zach Thomas + DeMarcus Ware
Baltimore Ravens - Ray Lewis + Terrell Suggs + Bart Scott
Winner: Green Bay Packers - Aaron Kampman + Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
I feel like this one was another tough call, and with DE it is so hard to really narrow down who the best is because of the different breeds of DE’s these days. Nowadays you have the 4-3 DE who is usually pretty good against the run, but specializes in getting after that passer. Then you have the 3-4 end who I feel is really more of a tackle than an end. So with this years award for best DE duo, we decided to give it to a team who has the total package and thus the Green Bay packers will win the best DE combo for totally a combo of 21.5 sacks along with a combined 90 tackles and three forced fumbles.
Seattle Seahawks - Patrick Kerney + Darryl Tapp
New York Giants - Osi Umenyiora + Justin Tuck
Indianapolis Colts – Dwight Freeney + Robert Mathis
New Orleans Saints - Charles Grant + Will Smith
Chicago Bears - Adewale Ogunleye + Mark Anderson + Alex Brown
Winner: Minnesota Vikings - Kevin Williams + Pat Williams
The decision for defensive tackle duo’s was not even questioned. These 2 leaders of the defensive line led the league in rush defense. We could not find any team that could compare with this duo to even make us think twice about them. The 6-3 317 and 6-5 311 run stopping machines clog up just about everything….
Basically…the Vikings had the best Run Defense in the league, that right there speaks volumes about the Interior defensive linemen. These two are beasts and just eat up space in the middle…hard to argue with that.
Pittsburgh Steelers - Casey Hampton + Chris Hoke
Jacksonville Jaguars – John Henderson + Rob Meier
Houston Texans - Travis Johnson + Amobi Okoye