Best State in the Union

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  1. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    Hey I was just thinking about which state would be able to field the best football team.

    I thought of this because of the State of Origing competition that runs in the NRL in Australia. Players represent the state in which they first played senior grade football.

    Now if we took this idea to the NFL level, what state would be able to field the strongest team if they were put together based on who went to College in that state.

    My first instinct is to think that Florida, Texas and California would dominate because of the big schools in these areas... maybe also Ohio, Michigan....

    Thought that this would help fill in those days before the season starts.

    Perhaps if people were keen we could list the starting offenses and defenses for some states and see who the consensus winner is.

    I will do one when I get a chance.
     
  2. kiwitexansfan

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    For example, a quick attempt at Florida:

    QB Rex Grossman
    RB Edge James
    FB Nicholas Luchey
    WR Andre Johnson
    WR Santana Moss
    TE Jeremy Shockey
    LT Bryant McKinnie
    LG Zach Pillar
    C Jeff Mitchell
    RG Cooper Carlisle
    RT Erik Winston

    DE Alex Brown
    DT William Joseph
    DT Vince Wilfork
    DE Jevon Kearse
    OLB DJ Williams
    MLB Ray Lewis
    OLB Jonathon Vilma
    CB Philip Buchanon
    FS Ed Reed
    SS Sean Taylor
    CB Antrell Rolle
     
  3. cap1

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    I am partial to Texas

    Also, most of those players played college in Florida, but they are from somewhere else. I will have to look that up.
     
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    Thier Defens is almost all from Florida. The Offense is far from it. I will try to find the best Group I can from Texas.
     
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    QB Drew Brees
    RB LaDainian Tomlinson (Priest holmes)
    FB
    WR Roy Williams
    WR Donald Driver
    TE
    LT
    LG
    C
    RG
    RT Erik Winston

    DE Michael Strahan
    DT
    DT
    DE
    OLB Derrick Johnson
    MLB
    OLB
    CB
    FS
    SS
    CB Nathan Vasher


    Any Suggestions anyone?
     
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    Theres more, but I have to consult Madden
     
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    What about players like Quinten Jammer
     
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    Is this list for players from that particular state, or they just played college ball in that state???:confused:
     
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    From the state. It is down to Texas, California, and Florida
     
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    My original idea was representing the state they balled in. Mainly because it is easier and quicker to find a players College than hometown.
     
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    QB Chris Simms
    RB LaDanian Tomlinson
    FB Sammy Morris
    WR Robert Ferguson
    WR Roy Williams
    TE Dan Campbell
    LT Leonard Davis
    LG Derrick Dockery
    C Barrett Robbins
    RG Brian Waters
    RT Rex Tucker

    DE Ty Warren
    DT Shaun Rogers
    DT Casey Hampton
    DE Aaron Schobel
    OLB Derrick Johnson
    MLB Zach Thomas
    OLB Warrick Holdman
    CB Aaron Glenn
    FS Marcus Coleman
    SS Michael Huff
    CB Nathan Vahser

    Struggled in the Defensive Backfield..... Massive D-Line though
     
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    In that case, you gotta go with Florida...
     
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    TE - Courney Anderson (can't find anyone better)
    OT - Fred Miller
    OG - Brian Waters, Steve McKinney or Eric Heitmann
    OC - Jeff Mitchell or maybe Seth McKinney
    DT - Shaun Rogers and Casey Hampton
    DE - add Aaron Schobel or Cory Redding
    MLB - Dat Nguyen (born in Vietnam, but moved to Texas) or Zach Thomas
    OLB - Akin Ayodele
    CB - add Aaron Glenn
    FS - convert Quentin Jammer like the Chargers are thinking
    SS - Michael Huff
     
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    QB Carson Palmer
    RB DeShaun Foster
    FB
    WR Keyshawn Johnson
    WR Az-Zahir Hakim
    TE Tony Gonzalez
    LT Jonathon Ogden
    LG Chester Pitts
    C Mike Flanagan
    RG Langston Walker
    RT Tarik Glenn

    DE Kenechi Udeze
    DT Laroi Glover
    DT
    DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
    OLB Lofa Tatupu
    MLB Donnie Edwards
    OLB Willie McGinest
    CB Daylon McCutcheon
    FS Troy Polamalu
    SS Tank Williams
    CB Delta O’Neal

    Great O-Line
     
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    FLORIDA ALL-TIME....

    QB: Charlie Ward
    HB: Edgerine James
    FB:
    WR: Andre Johnson
    WR: Peter Warrick
    TE: Kellen Winslow Jr.
    LT: Walter Jones
    LG:
    C:
    RG:
    RT: Bryant McKinney

    DE: Javon Kearse
    DT: Warren Sapp
    DT: Broderick Bunkley
    DE:
    OLB: Derrick Brooks
    MLB: Ray Lewis
    OLB: Ernie Sims
    CB: Deion Sanders
    FS: Ed Reed
    SS: Sean Taylor
    CB: Samari Rolle

    Somebody help me finish it??....:poker:
     
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    Texas and Florida are better than Cali, so they're out.
    For now, the nod goes to Floriduh...
     
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    they dont got to many guards
     
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    Oh yeah...Imagine all these guys on the defense in the prime of their careers :drool: That would be heck of a D....
     
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    Are you seriously telling me that ALL-TIME there is not a better florida QB than Charlie Ward!?!?!

    ARE YOU KIDDING!!

    He didn't throw a pass in the NFL.

    Lacking a QB is a major weakness.
     
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    gonna make a quick case for virginia...dont have long, so maybe somebody could help me

    Qb Mike Vick
    LT DBrick Ferguson
    TE Heath Miller
    CB Deangelo Hall
    CB Jimmy Williams
     

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