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Old 01-07-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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We have tried to list the 10 best players in NFL history by position on other threads.

What about special teams coverage guys/blockers?

A few have made huge impacts.

Here are a Top 10 (11) by a special teams geek, in no particular order:

Steve Tasker (he is the best ever)
Mosi Tatupu (a close No. 2)
Reyna Thompson
Larry Izzo
Bill Bates
Rufus Porter
Eugene Seale (relatively short career - hardest hitter on coverage/best blocker I have ever seen on kickoff returns)
Sean Morey
Matt Blair (best I ever saw at blocking FG and XP)
Mark Pike
Ted Hendricks (also very good at blocking kicks and punts)
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:56 AM
 
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Bill Bates---Cowboys
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:20 AM
 
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Are you ONLY talking about coverage guys are ALL special teamers?

If all special teamers I have to go with:

Punter: Ray Guy - 6-7 second hang time on punts made it difficult for ANYONE to return punts.
Punt Returner: Devin Hester. Dude is just awesome.
Kick Returner: Devin Hester
Coverage guys: Bill Bates. Tedy Bruschi was fun to watch when he was covering kicks.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:33 AM
 
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Devin Hester and Desean Jackson. Nuff said.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:36 AM
 
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Hmmm, I gotta think about it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Growing up in the 80's David Meggett was really special....also Eric Metcalf was very good...

Punters....absolutely Ray Guy.....I used to also mimick Reggie Roby growing up (he had an unorthodox style punting.....)

Barefoot kickers were fun to watch....Rick Karlis used to kick field goals in Denver barefoot....absolutely nuts...!
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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Deion Sanders was electric on returns, better than Hester imo. As for coverage, Bates and Tasker.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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A couple punt returners definitely worth mentioning are two from the 70's-early 80's. Rick Upchurch of the Denver Broncos and Billy "White Shoes" Johnson of the Houston Oilers/Atlanta Falcons. Upchurch was named to the NFL's all decade team of the 1970's.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Growing up in the 80's David Meggett was really special....also Eric Metcalf was very good...

Punters....absolutely Ray Guy.....I used to also mimick Reggie Roby growing up (he had an unorthodox style punting.....)

Barefoot kickers were fun to watch....Rick Karlis used to kick field goals in Denver barefoot....absolutely nuts...!

I have to agree, Eric Metcalf and David Meggett were good. I got one that nobody mentioned yet, Dante "the human joystick" or "the x factor" Hall. People were so scared of him they would rather take the penalty for kicking the ball out of bounds as oppose to kicking to him. If kickers are included I can name a lot of them.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Bill Bates---Cowboys

He's in my list.
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