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Topic: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery

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OrangeAfroMan

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Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« on: February 22, 2020, 08:15:08 PM »
Would anybody want to participate in drafting an all-time team just for the heck of it?  
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We'd work out a random draft order and picks would be made on the thread.  You decide what type of offense your team would have and draft accordingly.  
Draft a starting 22 plus specialists.  Explain why you're picking a guy and how he fits in with what you're trying to do.  Option or spread or pro-set, 3-4 or 4-3 or the old 5-2.  
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I think it'd be fun, if we got enough buy-in.  Any interest?  
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 12:43:08 AM »
I just think it would be interesting how each of us builds a team - what positions we value, etc.  Every team would be all-star caliber, and they won't play off or anything, but it' would be fun.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 07:12:06 AM »
I wouldn't be good at this, and I'd want to trade down in position to get more linemen.  You might need a salary cap kind of limit too.

My strategy is to avoid skill positions early on and get linemen first and pay them more modestly, and then LBs DBs, and then start on secondary level skill players.  A year later maybe you take a shot at an elite QB.

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 09:23:46 AM »
no salaries in college football

except for the coaching staff

boring, but I'd simply build a team of all-time Cornhuskers - might run the option
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 09:28:17 AM »
Might be interesting to build an all time team from each major program, perhaps allowing for the much lower weights of earlier players.  Even when I was in college, the football team players just were not that big.

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 09:47:46 AM »
If we built our own all-time teams from each major program, we'd all have the same 90% of players.
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Fearless, if everyone else knew you were going to just take Huskers, then it'd be extra fun when one of us took one, denying you that player. 
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Nothing would ultimately come of it, but I think you guys are underestimating how fun this would be.  It would take a long time and we would really jump on each other for taking that guy too early or this guy before that other guy was off the board, etc.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 09:55:57 AM »
I would probably give it a try. I'd start with OL, of course, and then DL.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 10:13:29 AM »
I would probably give it a try. I'd start with OL, of course, and then DL.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 10:15:01 AM »

Fearless, if everyone else knew you were going to just take Huskers, then it'd be extra fun when one of us took one, denying you that player. 
not many would steal my option QBs

I could always simply steal a few Sooners to make up for any Husker losses to funny guys poaching
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 10:59:19 AM »
I think if we had 10 guys, maybe 3 would go the option route.  You're all a bunch of old fogies anyway!
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2020, 11:03:12 AM »
When anyone runs the "wild cat", the announcer will often say "one more blocker", and indeed, a QB who merely hands the ball off is out of the play.  So, what would happen at the NFL level if a  team just ran "single wing" all the time?

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2020, 11:25:50 AM »
seems more than half of these runs are designed runs, not scrambles from the pocket

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2020, 11:42:42 AM »
When anyone runs the "wild cat", the announcer will often say "one more blocker", and indeed, a QB who merely hands the ball off is out of the play.  So, what would happen at the NFL level if a  team just ran "single wing" all the time?
Teams would load the box and shut them down. It's true that running wildcat / single wing improves the numbers game for the offense, but the defense still has an advantage if you don't have any way to stretch the field vertically. 

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2020, 12:10:33 PM »
I'd also want 2 legit QB runners - a Jackson AND a Tebow, a Newton AND a Vick, etc.  And I'd exploit the defense by calling the occasional pass with the QB who's perceived as the lesser passing threat of the pair.
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