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RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Here is an interesting off-season exercise in case anyone is interested:

If you could take one and only one guy from each team (except for our Steelers...we will leave them out of this) to build a team, who would you take? Come up with a starting lineup on each side of the ball (your offense should have two wideouts, one tight end, one fullback, and one running back...your defense can be either a 3-4 or a 4-3, so that will determine how many DT's and ILB's you choose, and also what type of DE's and OLB's will be best for your particular defense). Add a kicker, punter, kick returner, punt returner, long snapper, and a special teams captain for your coverage units. Also, pick a head coach, offensive coordinator, and defensive coordinator. That's 31 spots...one for each team (again, no Steelers). Remember, you are building a team, so focus on guys that are young and will be around for a while. Although Walter Jones has had the more impressive career, he is nearing the end, so you may prefer Joe Thomas as a left tackle, since he should be around for the next decade or more. Choose wisely...if you take LeRon McClain to be your fullback, that means that you cannot have Ed Reed as your free safety. For the Patriots, you might take Brady or Moss or Seymour or Mayo or Belichick. Hmmm...

I'm interested to see what you folks might come up with. I'll try to post mine later this afternoon. I've got to think about some things first...

Acero
07-09-2009, 02:04 PM
I'd suggest instead of a long-snapper to include a 3rd wr and instead of a special teams captain, you include a nickelback DB. That's still 31 spots and includes players who may affect the outcome of a game more than a long-snapper (last year's Giants game notwithstanding).

Good exercise, though. Can I put Larry Foote in as the Lions player? :D

RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2009, 02:52 PM
Since there are sucky teams without any real elite players, we need to fill spots like kicker, punter, long snapper, special teams guy, etc. just as a means of picking a player from those teams, so I will stick with my original format for now (but after posting my original team, I may consider how I might change things if we incorporated another WR and DB instead of LS and ST...that could take a little longer, since I would have to shuffle things around a bit).

Anyway, here is my roster:

QB Peyton Manning IND
RB Adrian Peterson MIN
FB Mike Sellers WAS
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARZ
WR Calvin Johnson DET
TE Tony Gonzalez ATL
LT Ryan Clady DEN
LG Branden Albert KC
C Jason Brown STL
RG Chris Snee NYG
RT Jake Long MIA

DE Haloti Ngata BAL
NT Shaun Rogers CLE
DE Richard Seymour NE
OLB DeMarcus Ware DAL
ILB Patrick Willis SF
ILB Jon Beason CAR
OLB Shawne Merriman SD
SS Donte Whitner BUF
FS Kerry Rhodes NYJ
CB Nnamdi Asomugha OAK
CB Asante Samuel PHI

K Matt Bryant TB
P Adam Podlesh JAX
KR Devin Hester CHI
PR Reggie Bush NO
LS Brad St. Louis CIN
ST D.D. Lewis SEA

HC Jeff Fisher TEN
OC Kyle Shanahan HOU
DC Dom Capers GB

MeetJoeGreene
07-09-2009, 03:03 PM
Man.. this will be a good exercise.

Observations.... You went YOUNG on the OL.

I cry foul on Reggie Bush as the PR ... he can be used as a PR, RB, WR, etc.... :lol:

I think we should be able to leave the Stains off our list as well.

THEY ALL SUCK!! :lol: :brownssuck

Acero
07-09-2009, 03:35 PM
Doesn't Ngata play NT in a 3-4? How do you project him to DE?

papillon
07-09-2009, 03:44 PM
Doesn't Ngata play NT in a 3-4? How do you project him to DE?

It's his team, he can play his players out of position if he likes. :P

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2009, 03:47 PM
Reggie returned 20 punts last season and took 3 of them to the house. That's a sick percentage. That qualifies for me.

Okay, I decided to do another, this time with Acero's suggestion to eliminate the long snapper and special teams specialist in favor of another WR and DB. And to change things up a bit, I switched from a 3-4 to a 4-3. This was tough...I had wholesale changes in my front 7 (only Pat Willis survived the transition), although much of my offense is the same (exact same o-line, starting RB, starting WR's) but there was a major switch under center (going young...real young...but the kid was definitely impressive as a rook). With the defensive philosophy change, I had to eliminate Capers and replace him with Jim Johnson (here's hoping he comes back from cancer soon...he's to the 4-3 what LeBeau is to the 3-4 right now). I even picked 2 rookies this time around in my effort to get younger (by picking the first linebacker and the first punter taken in the most recent draft). Since I have been focusing on the kinds of players that can excel in a 3-4 for so long, it was difficult to think of players who could excel as OLB's in a 4-3 (Derrick Brooks is the prototype, but he appear to be done...Curry appears to have all the tools so he could be a reasonable enough risk for me to take). And as for my coach, ahem, well, I feel dirty even typing it, but he did win 3 Super Bowls (with the assistance of Sex, Lies, Ernie Adams, and Videotape).

Anyway, here we go again:

QB Matt Ryan ATL
RB Adrian Peterson MIN
FB Greg Jones JAX
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARZ
WR Calvin Johnson DET
WR Andre Johnson HOU
TE Antonio Gates SD
LT Ryan Clady DEN
LG Branden Albert KC
C Jason Brown STL
RG Chris Snee NYG
RT Jake Long MIA

DE Julius Peppers CAR
DT Albert Haynesworth WAS
DT Tommie Harris CHI
DE Dwight Freeney IND
OLB Keith Bullock TEN
MLB Patrick Willis SF
OLB Aaron Curry SEA
SS Donte Whitner BUF
FS Ed Reed BAL
CB Nnamdi Asomugha OAK
CB Terence Newman DAL
CB Darrelle Revis NYJ

K Mason Crosby GB
P Kevin Huber CIN
KR Josh Cribbs CLE
PR Reggie Bush NO

HC Bill Belichick NE
OC Jeff Jagodzinski TB
DC Jim Johnson PHI

RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2009, 03:49 PM
Doesn't Ngata play NT in a 3-4? How do you project him to DE?

When the Ravens run a 3-4, they usually use Kelly Gregg (when healthy) at the nose, and put Ngata as a 3-4 DE. Ngata's a beast...he could be successful anywhere along the line. He's their best player in my opinion (not Lewis or Reed or Suggs or Flacco).

RuthlessBurgher
07-09-2009, 03:52 PM
Doesn't Ngata play NT in a 3-4? How do you project him to DE?

It's his team, he can play his players out of position if he likes. :P

Pappy

Yeah, what he said! Speaking of playing players out of position, I originally thought about the aging Brian Waters as my LG since he has been so good there for so long, but I went with his much younger teammate Albert instead even though he plays LT for the Chiefs, because he played LG at Virginia next to LT Eugene Monroe.

steelblood
07-09-2009, 04:10 PM
QB Tom Brady NE
RB Adrian Peterson MIN
FB BJ Askew TB
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARZ
WR Marques Colston NO
TE Jason Witten DAL
LT Michael Roos TEN
LG Brian Waters KC
C Shaun O'hara NYG
RG Harvey Dahl ATL
RT Joe Thomas CLE

DE Julius Peppers CAR
DT Albert Haynesworth WAS
DT Kris Jenkins NYJ
DE Mario Williams HOU
OLB Joey Porter MIA - he could play 4-3
MLB Patrick Willis SF
OLB Aaron Curry DET
SS Bob Sanders IND
FS Ed Reed BAL
CB Nnamdi Asomugha OAK
CB Champ Bailey DEN

K SHane Graham CIN
P Donnie Jones STL
KR Devin Hester CHI
PR Darren Sproles SD
LS Whoever Seattle has
ST Montell Owens JAX

HC Dick Jaron BUF
OC Joe Philbin GB
DC Jim Johnson PHI[/quote]

Lonbull
07-09-2009, 08:40 PM
Head Coach - Ken Whizenhunt - Cardinals
Offensive Coordinator - Norv Tuner - Chargers
Defensive Coordinator - Jim Johnson - Eagles

Offense:
Quarterback - Matt Ryan - Falcons
Running Back - Adrian Peterson - Vikings
Full Back - Greg Jones - Jacksonville
Wide Receiver - Calvin Johnson - Lions
Wide Receiver - Andre Johnson - Texans
Tight End - Jason Witten - Cowboys

Left Tackle - Matt Light - Patriots
Left Guard - Alan Faneca - Jets
Center - Kevin MaWae - Titans
Right Guard - Chris Snee - Giants
Right Tackle - Jake Long - Miami



DEFENSE:
DE - Chris Long - Rams
NT - Tommie Harris - Bears
NT - Pat Sims - Bengals
DE - Julius Peppers - Panthers

LB - Aaron Curry - Seahawks
LB - Patrick Willis - 49ers
LB - Terrell Suggs - Ravens

CB - Champ Bailey - Denver
CB - Nnamdi Asomugha - Oakland

FS - LaRon Landry - Washington
SS - Bob Saunders - Colts

Punt Returner - Roscoe Parrish - Bills
Kick Returner - Josh Cribbs - Browns
Kicker - Mason Crosby - Packers
Punter - Glenn Pakulak - Saints
Long Snapper - Andrew Economos - Tampa Bay
Special Teams Captain - Mike Vrabel - Chiefs

papillon
07-09-2009, 11:14 PM
Old school baby, these guys are mean and nasty we'll take on all comers. :tt2

Art Shell - LT - Oakland Raiders
John Hannah - LG - Patriots
Dwight Stevenson - C - Dolphins
Joe Delamielleure - RG - Bills
Anthony Munoz - RT - Bengals
John Mackey - TE - Colts
Lance Alworth - WR - Chargers
Paul Warfield - WR - Cleveland
Matt Snell - FB - Jets
Tony Dorsett - TB - Cowboys
John Elway - QB - Broncos

Deacon Jones - DE - Rams
Alan Page - DT - Vikings
Bruce Smith - DT - Skins
Reggie White - DE - Panthers
Lawrence Taylor - OLB - Giants
Dick Butkus - MLB - Bears
Derrick Thomeas - OLB - Chiefs
Dick "Night Train" Lane - CB - Cardinals
Ronnie Lott - S - 49ers
Ken Houston - S - Houston
Rod Woodson - CB - Ravens :moon

Jan Stenerud - Kicker - Packers
Reggie Roby - Punter - Bucs
Jeff Fisher - HC - Titans

The Jags, Eagles, Saints and Lions fill in whatever else I need. This team has player coaches Reggie White for the defense and John Elway for the offense. No need for a DC or OC. :stirpot

Pappy

fordfixer
07-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Old school baby, these guys are mean and nasty we'll take on all comers. :tt2

Art Shell - LT - Oakland Raiders
John Hannah - LG - Patriots
Dwight Stevenson - C - Dolphins
Joe Delamielleure - RG - Bills
Anthony Munoz - RT - Bengals
John Mackey - TE - Colts
Lance Alworth - WR - Chargers
Paul Warfield - WR - Cleveland
Matt Snell - FB - Jets
Tony Dorsett - TB - Cowboys
John Elway - QB - Broncos

Deacon Jones - DE - Rams
Alan Page - DT - Vikings
Bruce Smith - DT - Skins
Reggie White - DE - Panthers
Lawrence Taylor - OLB - Giants
bad word Butkus - MLB - Bears
Derrick Thomeas - OLB - Chiefs
bad word "Night Train" Lane - CB - Cardinals
Ronnie Lott - S - 49ers
Ken Houston - S - Houston
Rod Woodson - CB - Ravens :moon

Jan Stenerud - Kicker - Packers
Reggie Roby - Punter - Bucs
Jeff Fisher - HC - Titans

The Jags, Eagles, Saints and Lions fill in whatever else I need. This team has player coaches Reggie White for the defense and John Elway for the offense. No need for a DC or OC. :stirpot

Pappy
Great team there Pappy. Love the Rod woodson pick :tt1

flippy
07-13-2009, 02:22 AM
QB - Kurt Warner - AZ
WR - TO - Buffalo
WR - Randy Moss - NE
WR - Calvin Johnson - Det
RB - DeAngelo Williams - CAR
FB - Peyton Hillis - Denver
TE - Antonio Gates - SD
LT - Walter Jones - SEA
LG - Steve Hutchinson - MIN
C - Kevin Mawae - TEN
RG - Chris Snee - NYG
RT - Willie Anderson - Cincy

RuthlessBurgher
07-13-2009, 10:13 AM
QB Tom Brady NE
RB Adrian Peterson MIN
FB BJ Askew TB
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARZ
WR Marques Colston NO
TE Jason Witten DAL
LT Michael Roos TEN
LG Brian Waters KC
C Shaun O'hara NYG
RG Harvey Dahl ATL
RT Joe Thomas CLE

DE Julius Peppers CAR
DT Albert Haynesworth WAS
DT Kris Jenkins NYJ
DE Mario Williams HOU
OLB Joey Porter MIA - he could play 4-3
MLB Patrick Willis SF
OLB Aaron Curry DET
SS Bob Sanders IND
FS Ed Reed BAL
CB Nnamdi Asomugha OAK
CB Champ Bailey DEN

K SHane Graham CIN
P Donnie Jones STL
KR Devin Hester CHI
PR Darren Sproles SD
LS Whoever Seattle has
ST Montell Owens JAX

HC bad word Jaron BUF
OC Joe Philbin GB
DC Jim Johnson PHI[/quote]

Aaron Curry was drafted by Seattle, not Detroit, so I will have to change your long snapper from "Whoever Seattle has" to "Whoever Detroit has" (which appears to be "Don Muhlbach") :lol:

grotonsteel
07-13-2009, 06:26 PM
My Roster:

QB Tom Brady NE
RB Adrian Peterson MIN
FB Mike Sellers WAS
WR Larry Fitzgerald ARZ
WR Terell Owens BUF
TE Tony Gonzalez ATL

LT Joe Thomas CLE
LG Brian Waters KC
C Faine, Jeff TB
RG Snee Chris NYG
RT Justice Winston PHI


DE Haloti Ngata BAL
NT Jamal Williams SD
DE Jenkins Kris NYJ
OLB Juilius Pepper CAR
ILB Patrick Willis SF
ILB Lofa Tatupu SEA
OLB Demarcus Ware DAL


SS Bob Sanders IND
FS Nelson, Reggie JAG
CB Nnamdi Asomugha OAK
CB Champ Bailey DEN

K Shane Graham CIN
P Donnie Jones STL
KR Devin Hester CHI
PR Reggie Bush NO
LS Muhlbach, Don DET
ST Cushing, Brian HOU

HC Jeff Fisher TENN
OC Dan Henning MIA
DC Dom Capers GB