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View Poll Results: What would their record be?
0-16: An all rookie team would make too many mistakes to win any games 12 27.91%
6-10 (Losing record): They'd win some games, but would ultimately be held back by their youth 21 48.84%
10-6 (Winning record): They'd be one of the premier NFL teams right away 10 23.26%
16-0: This much talent would lead them to an undefeated season, rookies or not. 0 0%
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Old 05-05-2006   #1
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Default What would happen if there were an all-rookie team...?

How would this team fare against the NFL teams of 2005?

Think about it like this:

QB: Young/Leinart (Included 2 here bc of questions about Young's ability to start in an NFL offense)
RB: Bush/Maroney (Included 2 here because of the whole running back by commission theory that NFL teams are starting to use)
FB: Garret Mills
WR: Holmes, Jackson, Moss
OT: Ferguson
OG: David Joseph
C: Nick Mangold
OG: Deuce Lutui
OT: Winston Justice
TE: Vernon Davis

DE: Mario Williams
DT: Hali Ngata
DT: Broderick Buntley
DE: Kamerion Wimbley
OLB: AJ Hawk
MLB: D'Qwell Jackson
OLB: Ernie Sims
CB: Tye Hill
CB: Antonio Cromartie
FS: Michael Huff
SS: Donte Whitner

KR: Reggie Bush?
PR: Reggie Bush
K: Stephen Gostowski
P: Sam Koch

Assume they've got the depth of the rest of the draft as well
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QB: leinart
RB: bush/williams
H-back: v. davis
WR: holmes
WR: hass
TE: pope
LT: ferguson
LG: MJG
C: mangold
RG: spencer
RT: justice

DE: m. williams
DE: lawson
DT: bunkley
NT: ngata

OLB: hawk
ILB: jackson
ILB: hodge
OLB: sims

CB: cromartie
CB: hill
S: huff
s: j. allen

KR/PR: reid
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They would have the potential to win 8 or more games off of their talent, but that much youth would likely not win that many games at all. A lot of their success also depends on the coaching staff and what system they run for all of them and how well they teach them.
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Well, based on their rookieness and thinking about the coaching that's been done for the Texans for the last 4 years, I'm thinking that a talented all-rookie team would probably go something like:


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Many years ago, the Super Bowl Champion would play an exhibition game against a team of college all-stars. They finallly discontinued the annual game because the college all-stars kept getting the crap beaten out of them.

An All-Rookie team would go 0-16.
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Many years ago, the Super Bowl Champion would play an exhibition game against a team of college all-stars. They finallly discontinued the annual game because the college all-stars kept getting the crap beaten out of them.

An All-Rookie team would go 0-16.
College all-stars vs. Super Bowl TEAM champions is a no brainer. I think if all the rookies got together and had a mini-camp, followed by training camps, followed by preseason, followed by the season, with the amount of talent on the roster, could easily have a winning record
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Many years ago, the Super Bowl Champion would play an exhibition game against a team of college all-stars. They finallly discontinued the annual game because the college all-stars kept getting the crap beaten out of them.

An All-Rookie team would go 0-16.
Are you saying they were physically dominated and getting hurt or were you just referring to the scores?
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Are you saying they were physically dominated and getting hurt or were you just referring to the scores?
Both.

I think the last game was in the mid or late 70's. It was a collection of college seniors who were going into the draft. The Super Bowl Champion would play them in a exhibition game.

But as gtexan pointed out, if a bunch of rookies played a whole season after spending training camp together, they would have a better chance. But would not have a winning record and would probably only win 1, maybe two games against one of the lesser teams in the league like the Texans or Saints. Even that would be a stretch considering they would have no veteran leadership and not much familiarility with each other.
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The college all star game was played in Chicago every year starting in 1934 until 1976, with the exception of 1974, which no game was played. Pro teams won 31 games, lost 9, and tied 2. Last college win was in 1963 when all stars beat Green Bay. Attendence for these games in the 1940's was from 90,000 to over 105,000 people in 1947. The last game in 1976 drew 52,000. These college players were the top college players of the year playing against the champs of the nfl. This game will never be played again. Too much money involved for the teams and the college players to risk tearing up a knee on either team in a game that means nothing. Data from NFL Fact Book 2005.
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For my all rookie team...

QB: Matt Lienhart
RB: Reggie Bush/DeAngelo Williams (2 running back system)
FB: Lawrence Vickers
WR: Santonio Holmes
WR: Chad Jackson
TE: Vernon Davis
LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson
LG: Davin Joseph
C: Nick Mangold
RG: Taitusi Lutui
RT: Winston Justice

DE: Mario Williams
DT: Brodrick Bunkley
DT: Haloti Ngata
DE: Tamba Hali
OLB: A.J. Hawk
ILB: D'Qwell Jackson
OLB: Roger McInstosh
CB: Tye Hill
CB: Jonathan Joseph
FS: Michael Huff
SS: Donte Whitner

K: Josh Huston
P: John Torp
KR: Devin Hester
PR: Reggie Bush

I think a team with this much talent would have a decent chance of winning at least eight games or more...just because of the starters and the reservers that all have the same amount of talent.
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