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Topic: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2020, 12:12:37 PM »
Some of us would draft a traditional QB-RB-FB-WR-WR-TE, others would do a wishbone thing QB-RB-RB-FB-WR-TE, and others would do a spread idea QB-RB-WR-WR-WR-TE.
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The variety would be fun.  Just a starting 22+specialists.
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The 3-4 defense guys would draft 280 lb DEs, while the 4-3 teams would draft 240 lb DEs flying around the end.  Traditional, 250 lb MLB or some 210 lb LBs running around like raptors?  Do I take the big-INT CB (Dre Bly) or the shudown CB that didn't get many INT chances (Shawn Springs)? 
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A kicker who had a high % or could boot it from his side of the field?  A punter named Reggie Roby or a punter not named Reggie Roby?  The possiblities are endless.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2020, 12:16:11 PM »
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.
That is the general thought out there, and granted, NFL defenses are "elite" by definition.  But, imagine you ran this using four wide receivers split very wide.  The defense does have to cover them 1-v-1, reducing the middle of the field to 7 on 7.  Those DBs are out of any play not run wide.  And of course if you have an RB who can throw the ball just a little bit .... or maybe you get a Tebow at QB.

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2020, 03:02:02 PM »
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.
but, the TE is WIDE open!
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2020, 03:34:21 PM »
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2020, 08:25:01 AM »
Okay, so roll-call of who's in for this fun, frivolous exercise....
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I'm in
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2020, 08:29:20 AM »
I'm not sure would be expected of me, but if it's simple, fine with me.

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2020, 10:13:07 AM »
I'm "N"
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2020, 05:50:22 PM »
I think we should get at least 8 to do it.  It's super simple, check the thread every so often, and when it's your pick, you pick a player.  Just quote your previous list of picks and add to it until you have a starting 22 + specialists.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2020, 05:53:44 PM »
Say, here's the draft order:
1. Fearless
2. OAM
3. Cincy
4. 847...and so on.
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So Fearless picks Dave Rimington, because he values the OL most and envisions fumblerooskies and what-not.  So he posts his pick, then I know it's my turn.  I post my pick of whoever (say, Charles Woodson).  Then Cincy is 'on the clock' - but there's no clock, it's just his turn.
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After the first round, when it's back to my pick, I'd post my 2nd round choice and who I took in the 1st.  And so on.
Over time, your roster starts to build and fill out and say around Round 10, I notice I need another CB, because I still only have Woodson. 
Or I picked an option QB early, so I'm needing a good FB, I'd go that route.  Or I want a 4th WR because I'm running a spread.  Your team may morph into something you didn't intend, depending on other people's picks. 
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2020, 05:56:24 PM »
If I picked say Charlie Trippi, am I picking him playing against modern players or his contemporaries?

If the latter, I would probably choose him.

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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2020, 05:58:11 PM »
You're picking players based on how they played, and it's not even a stats thing, because it's just for fun.
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You can draft Trippi and Sinkwich and run some sort of veer - you'd only need like 1 WR.  
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2020, 06:01:13 PM »
Here's the thing - IT'S NOT ABOUT A 220 LB OFFENSIVE LINEMAN FROM THE 60s TRYING TO BLOCK NDOMUKONG SUH....it's all guys who were great, so just assume they're all ranked at a 99, so to speak.  
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I'm just interested to see what kind of teams form....who's going to get the height/weight/40 time guys to have the measurables advantage.  Who is going for the big-stat players?  Is someone going to get wacky and run the option with Elway or have a Mike Leach-type offense with Tommie Frazier.  Just for fun.
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Re: Draft a team for fun - offseason tomfoolery
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2020, 06:48:02 PM »
Trippi was a good passer and punter.  He started at QB in 1942.  

https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/charley-trippi-2.html

Nobody had that much offense back then of course.  He only had 800 yards rushing his senior year.  He finished #2 in the Heisman and won the Maxwell.  But he weighed 160 pounds out of HS.  This is my favorite stat of course.

 Trippi and Sinkwich led Georgia to a 75–0 win over rival Florida, a game in which Trippi threw a touchdown pass to end George Poschner, scored two rushing touchdowns, and on defense returned an interception for a touchdown.[




 

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