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All-Marvel NFL Team Part Two: Defense

Not even NFL all time great Lawrence Taylor would make this defense (©GettyImages)
Not even NFL all time great Lawrence Taylor would make this defense (©GettyImages).

After setting out the All-Marvel offense in part 1 we can now turn to the All-Marvel defense in part two.


DE – Juggernaut

Once Juggernaut builds up any momentum nothing can stop him. At defensive end Juggernaut's pass rush ability should mean he is either getting the sack or forcing the quarterback to throw the ball much more quickly than is ideal. Either way he's a lock for defensive end.

DT – The Punisher

The Punisher might take the phrase take no prisoners a bit too seriously but there is no doubting his ability to go toe to toe with the opposition with at the line of scrimmage. He's a perfect choice for defensive tackle.

DT – Doctor Doom

In a four front for your defensive tackle needs to be more than just someone who swallows up the runs. He needs to be able to exert inward pressure on the pocket and get after the quarterback. Doctor Doom's armour enhanced strength should allow him to make like very difficult for opposition guards and centers.

Plus his ability to project forcefields should allow him to bat down passes and slow down run plays.

DE - Wolverine

Wolverine's the best there is at what he does and what he does best is sack the quarterback. Wolverine's speed, strength, quick recovery time and aggression make him the perfect player to play defensive end. Would any left tackle want to try and stop Wolverine's pass rush?

CB – Nightcrawler

With his teleportation ability Nightcrawler is ideally suited to cornerback. Not only could he track receivers running routes but he would be able to teleport into the path of the ball to pick up interceptions.

As an added bonus his prehensile tail will allow him to both wrap up when tackling and try to go for the rip.


CB - Silver Surfer

With his ability to cover receivers both across the field, down the field and skyward the Silver Surfer is the ideal candidate to play corner back. On top of this the Silver Surfer's near infinite strength makes him an always useful option for cornerback blitzes.

MLB – Storm

With the fierce looking defensive line we have constructed the Marvel team is going to need someone in the middle of pitch at linebacker who will excel at stopping the quick
pass over the middle. With Storm's control of the elements and ability to read plays she is the perfect choice to slot in at middle linebacker.

WLB – Blank

When it comes down to it defense is all about stopping those chains from moving. Blank's teleportation ability allows her spring up from nowhere making crucial tackles and
interceptions.

SLB – Captain America

Every defense needs a leader and Captain America provides this for his team. With his all-round size and speed he will be a true three down back.


SS – Deadpool

A strong safety needs to be someone who can act as an enforcer on plays whilst also possessing the reflexes and speed to intercept passes and return them for passes.

The “Merc with a Mouth” Deadpool is ideally suited to play this role. His stamina, agility, flexibility and reflexes should allow him to keep up with the fastest of players whilst his martial arts abilities should allow him to rip the ball from opposition players with uncanny accuracy.

FS - Doctor Strange

Given the rumours that key rivals DC's quarterback has a weakness to magic Doctor Strange is a great choice to play the free safety role. Whilst he doesn't possess the elite
level speed that many free safety's rely on his ability to read the game means that he is always there to stop the big plays.

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