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NFLN survey/feared player: Buccaneers

1/9/2014

Our NFL Nation poll asked players from every team to name the most feared player in the NFL. The winner was Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with teammate Calvin Johnson finishing second.

But let’s narrow the scope and ponder who is the most feared member of the Buccaneers.

Some might point to safety Dashon Goldson, who has a reputation for being one of the league’s hardest hitters. I don’t think that’s a bad answer, but I think the word “feared’’ is open to interpretation. NFL players don’t like to admit to fear and, as I conducted my portion of the poll, I got the impression that most players took the question to mean which player they worried about most.

In that light, I think the choice for Tampa Bay is cornerback Darrelle Revis. He’s capable of shutting down half the field. That alone causes matchup problems for offenses and makes him the biggest concern when opponents start looking at the Bucs.