What would happen if there were an all-rookie team...?

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What would their record be?

  1. 0-16: An all rookie team would make too many mistakes to win any games

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  2. 6-10 (Losing record): They'd win some games, but would ultimately be held back by their youth

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  3. 10-6 (Winning record): They'd be one of the premier NFL teams right away

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  4. 16-0: This much talent would lead them to an undefeated season, rookies or not.

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  1. gtexan02

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    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
     
  2. kastofsna

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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
     
  3. MorKnolle

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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.
     
  4. HJam72

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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:


    2 - 14


    :brickwall :brickwall :brickwall
     
  5. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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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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    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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    Are you saying they were physically dominated and getting hurt or were you just referring to the scores?
     
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    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.
     
  10. baba ganoush

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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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