NFL Players Who Most Influence Opposing Game Plans

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NFL Players Who Most Influence Opposing Game Plans
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In the NFL, teams must alter their game plans to account for the opponent’s best players. Some players cause more headaches than others, so the following looks at those who most influence the game plan.

On offense, a passer, a rusher and a receiver were selected. No blockers were highlighted, as you need strong unit play more than individual play along the offensive line.

For the defense, we went with the toughest front-seven player, with getting to the quarterback, coming at a premium, and the secondary stud known best for going off the script.

If you think this is a recap of “the best player at these positions,” then you may be partially right. However, aren’t the unique abilities only a few players possess a major reason for what makes them so elite?

The uniqueness of these five players demands a game plan that deviates from the norm.

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