Chicago Bears: Game of Thrones NFC North player comparisons, Part II

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Riley Reiff – OT, Vikings (Samwell Tarly)

Samwell (Sam) Tarly is the eldest son of Lord Randyll Tarly and Lady Melessa Tarly. They Tarly family resides in Horn Hill where Lord Randyll sits as head of their House. Lord Randyll finds Sam to be weak and wishes Sam’s younger brother was the next in line to inherit Horn Hill and become the head of House Tarly.

In order to make this happen, Sam is forced by his father to take the Black of the Night’s Watch and strip him of all his titles and inheritance. Sam being the weak-minded son that he is, agrees to the terms. He is quickly picked on by many of the men of the Night’s Watch due to his overweight stature and cowardice ability (or lack thereof) to fight.

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When we look at the players in the NFC North, one guy stands out to me. Based on Sam’s physical traits, Riley Reiff is one player that came to mind. You could easily pick almost any offensive or defensive lineman, but we have to look at more than just the size of the person. Reiff might be the softest lineman among the four teams. I say soft because he allows too many sacks.

In 2013, Reiff let up a whopping seven sacks for the Detroit Lions. During his stint in Motor City, Reiff averaged nearly four sacks allowed per season. Although he has a reputation amongst his teammates for being tough, his lack of physicality on the football field is closer to the reputation of Sam. His numbers in Minnesota the last two years have not been much better.