Hypothetical lines: Broncos vs. Bama, Jags vs. Bama

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    The idea of any college team beating an NFL team is laughable. Everyone is talking about the big talent disparity, which is true enough, but there's also the issue of experience and practice. The NCAA limits college practice time - and these players with limited practice time are also comparably young and inexperienced. NFL players dedicate their working lives to pushing themselves to their physical and mental limits on a daily basis and many have done so at that level for years. Any matchup would be a massacre.
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    No offense, but anyone who thinks a college team could be an NFL team is a damn fool.
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    It is the same people who claim to never watch the NFL.
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    Revis Island scoffs at you. Who would get open for Bama?
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    Blaine Gabbert, who might be the worst starting QB in the NFL, would start over A.J. McCarron if he played at Alabama. that should tell you all you need to know about the talent gap between the pros and college.
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    You don't think the 2008 loaded team could beat up an NFL team? Percy Harvin would be the best player on the field. We had a lot guys in the trenches play in the league.
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    the 2008 team led by Tim Tebow? the same Tebow who couldn't complete 50% of his passes against professional NFL defenses?

    no. the 2008 team would probably score around 14 points but they'd get beaten badly, just like any other great college team that played a pro team would.
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    The Back up front 7 would get killed and Tebow would struggle with the passing windows windows. NFL team would just run the ball down their throats.
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    Yes the same Tebow who took a garbage 1-4 team and won them the division and a playoff game against the league's best defense in Pittsburgh. By the way fun fact NO ONE not Marino, not Manning, not Brady etc has PASSED (you know that thing people like you love to say he can't do) for more yards against the Steelers in a playoff game than Tim Tebow. Look it up, fact. I know it hurts. He won the game with his arm, just like he would do with the 2008 offense that was loaded with NFL talent and would have plays called in an offense he is comfortable running. Not some crap they were trying to get him to run in for the broncos and then he would only have success at the end when the team was desperate and just let him use his instinct and run a 2 minute offense. 2008 Florida would score by my count 31 points on the Jacksonville jaguars of this year. And the jags offense led by Gabbert would score maybe 17. Final score Florida 2008 31 Jacksonville 2013 17 period.
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    lol
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    So you would take 2013 Blaine f'n Gabbert over 2008 Tim Tebow? You would take whatever scrub is coaching the Jags (Gus something maybe) over Nick Saban who is more of a proven coach than that shoemaker will ever be? Tebow and co only lost to Saban that year and I don't think Gus could hold Nick's jock. Gabbert would sh*t his pants at the Gator D and both Haden and JJ would pick him off and probably house it. Game plan would be simple. Stack the box and let Blaine Gabbert beat you. Still feel confident Jag fans? :)
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    Yes to all your questions. I don't know if you remember, but Saban tried the NFL. He was bad at it. It's not the same game. Yes I'd take Gabbert over Tebow. So would everybody. There's a reason one of them is on an NFL roster and one of them isn't. Gabbert would tear apart the Gators D with Haden and JJ because there are nine other players on defense and most of them would be getting abused. Actually, Gabbert wouldn't even have to throw the ball. The Jags would just line up and run the ball play after play.
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    we saw how saban fared when he had to gameplan for real NFL offenses every week instead of tennessee and ole miss:sick:

    gabbert was a stud at the college level. there's a reason he went in the 1st round. he had the size, arm and mobility that scouts loved. put him back in an atmosphere where he's facing college defenses instead of pro defenses and watch him morph back into a stud QB.
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    2008 Florida couldnt even beat a 2008 Ole Miss team led by the legendary Jevan Snead, but they'd beat a team full of professional athletes. lol okay.
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    Dont really care who the QB is the Jags would run the ball every play. The Gator Oline would get killed and Tebow would not make quick enough decisions.
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    That was a fluke. Any team can beat any team if said team isn't prepared to play. It was like a noon game in the Swamp and our players played like zombies. If that 2008 team played to their full potential and this 2013 jags team played how they are playing, Go Gata would roll.

    Everyone talks about Tebow not having time to throw, but if I recall 60% of our oline at least play in the NFL and at pro bowl caliber for the Pounceys.

    On defense we have a legit nfl secondary with JJ, Joe Haden, Major Wright and Ahmad Black. Raz keeps saying how they wouldn't need Gabbert and would just run it down the our throats. If we put 8 in the box there is no way a team is going to move the ball much. I trust our guys in man coverage.
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    Not to be rude, but if anyone thinks any college football team could beat any pro team, they are simply on crack.
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    Bama beats the Jags for sure if SEC refs are calling the game.
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    There used to be a game every preseason of college all stars vs the defending Super Bowl champions and the "college team" won a couple of those games. HOWEVER, that was a group of THE BEST college players from the entire nation playing a preseason game against a lot of guys that were eventually cut from the NFL roster once the season started. So it was not really a college team vs and NFL team.

    Any NFL team, even the 0-16 Lions of a few years ago would crush the very best college team of all time. And you can choose any era, with any style of play. Nebraska from '95, the '96 or '08 Gators, any of the great USC or Bama teams......

    Every NFL team is made up of players that were one of the best 2 or 3 on their college team. There are around 10,000 players in div. 1 football alone and we all know that some NFL players come from smaller schools. There are only 1,728 players on the active NFL rosters and somewhere around 600 of those guys are just fringe players. Now take in to account that NFL rosters are made up of guys that have been in the league anywhere from 1 to 10 to 16 years, meaning that in any given year, only about 2% of ALL college players are good enough to make it to an NFL roster. Not necessarily play, just make the roster. Only 224 college players get drafted in any 1 season, dividing that up in a general sense, there's only about a 0.224% chance that a player on any college team will make and NFL roster.

    So think about it. Is team A, where about 99.9776% of its players are not good enough to even make the roster of team B, ever going to be good enough to beat team B, when 100% of the players on team B would always be in the top .0224% of team A?

    I don't think so.

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