Dont Taze Me Bro

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    Could the Best College Football Team Beat the Worst NFL Team?

    You have look at the criteria I set up for Bama, which is all speculation and only based on last years draft class and setting a static number of players that will go on to become pro-bowlers, starters in the NFL, back-ups, never drafted/signed. Of course in reality, each year, until they are drafted and play, there is no way to know if those first round picks are the real deal or bust, or if a 7th round pick becomes a starting pro-bowl player, etc. My criteria: at any given point in time starting with the 2018 team and future teams, they will have 12 players that are drafted by the NFL, every draft going forward. Each draft, out of those twelve players drafted, five of them will become starters in the NFL and future pro-bowlers, while the rest are 2nd-3rd stringers. So, we put the current 2018 Tide team against the 2017 Browns team, right now with the same rosters both teams had/have. Even if those future five studs are NFL ready today (which I seriously doubt all five would be), it still becomes a 5 versus 22 situation. I understand your point about certain Browns starters might not start for other teams. I guess the bigger question is, how many of the Browns starters would not be good enough to start on the other 31 NFL teams and would only be 2nd/3rd string quality? Even if it's half (11 starters), I still don't see that making a big enough difference in the overall outcome. Those 22 have played on the highest level against the best talent in the world and produced points, held their own and stayed competitive, regardless of what the W/L column reflects. There is no way, imo, a college offensive line with one stud would stop their front seven. The Browns would be living in the Tides backfield all game. And I don't think the Tides front seven would get enough pressure on even the ****tiest Browns QB. I'll even go out on a limb and say that the Browns QB would have a field day on the Tides defense. Again, these are grown ass men, professionally trained at the pro level going against young men, which in most cases, have not fully developed and have not hit their full potential mixed in with starters that have and will never even play on the practice squad in the NFL.
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    Could the Best College Football Team Beat the Worst NFL Team?

    No.......I got in trouble at work because I was looking up those stats and forgot to do something Let's assume that in any given season, that Bama will have 48 total players that will eventually be drafted in the NFL. And that assumption is based on them having 12 drafted last year. Out of those 48, lets say on average 5 of them per draft class are future pro-bowlers and starting from day 1, so 20 total. Keep in mind that while 48 players are going to make the NFL, only 12 of them are going the next year, so that leaves 36 underclassmen every year, which includes redshirt freshmen, sophomores, juniors not declaring early for the draft. So at any given point, during the season, real time, only 5 of those players would be ready to start/play in the NFL versus 22 players that already start in the NFL and already have pro experience, coaching, etc. Maybe......just maybe......one or two of those juniors that would not declare eligible for the draft might be starting caliber on some NFL teams. So 7 vs 22. Julio Jones as a sophomore versus starting NFL CBs........I'm going to say that he might beat his man here and there, but I seriously doubt the QB even gets off a pass before that happens, I just don't see four college linemen that are not fully developed blocking any NFL tackle/end/LB with any success, much less being able to create a pocket with a window large enough for the receivers to get open (in the case of So. Julio Jones vs. pro CBs).
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    Could the Best College Football Team Beat the Worst NFL Team?

    @Renegade7 beat me to it, but I was going to say that the 2017 Browns defense was ranked 14th overall (yards) and on offense they were ranked 24th in yards per game. They have an above average defense and an offense that was better than 8 other teams. Yes, winning is all that matters at the end of the day. Still, wouldn't even be close imo. So right now, the 2018 Tide players matched up against the 2017 Browns............. Only one OL is projected to go pro next year, meaning the other four are not fully developed, that one player is Jonah Williams OT, first in his position rank. Even though he plays LT, lets assume they start Williams on the right side to match up against Miles Garret. Bama offense LT - Jedrick Willis LG - Lester Cotton (who? lol) C - Ross Pierschbacher RG - Alex Leatherwood RT - Jonah Williams QB - Tagovailoa/Hurts RB - Damien Harris TE - Irv Smith/Hale Hentges Browns Defense LE - Ogbah DT - Cooley DT - Medger RE - Garrett MIKE - Schobert WIL- Kirksey SAM - Collins Sr. No point in even listing WRs or DBs, because the Browns front 7 would have a field day with that o-line, even with TEs and RBs blocking and max protect. Not to mention, it doesn't matter where they play their future pro OT, all the Browns have to do is flip Garrett to the other side, that's assuming that Williams could even block him to begin with, which I'm being very generous about that even happening. Their QB would be exposed to so many blitzes, coverages he's never seen before he wouldn't know what hit him. Bloodbath...........
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    Could the Best College Football Team Beat the Worst NFL Team?

    Thanks for starting this thread. While I really don't like having this discussion, mainly because I believe it's about as close to 100% lopsided in the NFL team's favor as it gets, but I do like to entertain the argument of those that believe a college team could win or even make it a close game. With that said, another key point to consider is we are talking about the two teams playing each other, right now. So lets say they follow the path of the 2018 draft in 2019. That means that four Bama players would be future first round picks and lets give them the benefit of the doubt that they will be day 1 starters in the NFL and not turn out to be busts or 2nd/3rd string depth. The rest of the players drafted would be 8, all of which were drafted in the third round or lower (3rd - 1, 4th - 2, 5th - 1, 6th - 2 and 7th -2), outside of the punter taken in the 5th, I believe the rest of them are back-up players. The rest of the under classmen on the team, sure a lot of them may get drafted in the first round and be immediate impact players on NFL teams, but "right now" they are inexperienced players that have not fully developed to compete against even the worst starters in the NFL. As @Mr. Sinister pointed out in the other thread, we are talking 18-22 year olds playing against grown men, NFL coached/trained/etc. with experience along with the speed of the game having a huge gap between the college and pro levels. Which is one of the things you hear rookies talk about all the time, how much faster it is and them having to adjust. Playing right now, there are no adjustments, they would be tossed to the wolves. They would be the sacrificial lamb to the slaughter. I didn't post this in the other thread, but I agree with Sin, I doubt Bama would even score any points. For them to be in a position for a FG or TD, I think it would take some insanely crazy apocalyptic size mistakes involving multiple players all at the same time on one play (e.g. the entire defense line and backs all slip and fall simultaneously and their fastest WR was able to go uncovered). Edit: Lets not forget that the Browns play some of the top teams in the NFL every year to and put up points and compete. They play the Steelers twice and even last year, only lost both of those games by 3 points and 4 points, and the Steelers were a 13-3 team loaded with the best RB in the NFL along with one of the best WR in the game. Even this year, with another horrible team, they tied the Steelers, granted it was played in a monsoon.
  5. I have always hated this question/debate. It wouldn't be close. Just look at the starters for each side alone. You have 22 players that are legitimately starting at the highest level of their sport versus 22 college players, where even if 12 got drafted (like last year), only half would be starters in the NFL. Just to entertain the idea, that means it would be 22 NFL starters versus 6 future NFL starters, 6 2nd or 3rd string prospects and 10 college players that are not good enough to play in the NFL at all. This is being generous towards Alabama from the numbers I suggested. Not to mention, we are talking about the team on the field for AL right now, so those lower classmen buried on the depth chart being an NFL prospect in 2020 or 2021 doesn't matter. Another point is 22 professional athletes all have pro experience, none of the AL players have that. It wouldn't even be close.
  6. No they aren't. Put them up against the 0-16 Browns team and they get crushed.
  7. Kosh made a good point in the Oregon School shooting thread. Focus on the tragedy, victims, their families, etc. instead of almost immediately debating one's views on gun control. I was in the past and now am guilty for contributing to those debates. It's not that there is anything wrong with debating topics, cause that's how we roll in the Tailgate. But we always go down the same rabbit hole when some tragic shooting like this happens. Sadly, it happens too often, but we have to many threads where gun control and politics and personal rights, etc. get discussed within those threads. So with that said. Post all of that in here. Debate away. Feel free to include any thoughts on gun control, regulation, political views on the topic, etc. and feel free to cite specific examples when doing so or referencing those tragic events (e.g. Sandy Hook, Charleston, Oregon, etc.) but do it in here and leave the individual threads open to pay respects to the victims, updated news on the case, etc. Some of you could care less and that's fine. Just trying to keep the same ole debate in one place instead of always doing it in multiple threads. Here was my first post about possible solutions from the Oregon thread: I'm a gun owner, and I'm open to stricter laws/regulations to help prevent horrific **** like this from happening. I'm not sure where to start though. I'm sure the fact that people can steal guns, buy from the black market, take legally purchased firearms their relatives have, etc. doesn't make it any easier. I keep mine locked up in a gun safe, but I'm sure a lot of owners don't, which helps contribute to the problem and allows psychos easy access, like the Sandy Hook tragedy. That ****nut killed his mom and took her guns, all legally purchased and registered to her. Access has to be one of the largest contributors in these violent crimes. I dunno, start with raising the age one can purchase all guns? That might be a good starting place. Most states you can purchase shotguns and long barrel rifles at age 18 and handguns at age 21. Given the age of a lot of these shooters, a lot of them seem relatively younger, especially in the latest tragedies. Sandy Hook, guy was age 20, this shooting guy was age 20. Charleston church shootings, guy was 21 and purchased it legally. We don't know how the latest gunman got the handguns, but since he isn't 21, we know he didn't purchase them. I'm with Sin on this, gotta start cracking down on gun regulations first. Mental health awareness, etc. needs to continue as well. I think outside of law enforcement, civilians should be able to purchase shotguns/rifles starting at age 25 and handguns say at age 29-30. For those that hunt, require them to obtain a hunting rifle permit that allows them access to use a family member/friends legal hunting rifle only during the hunting season. Would it make it more difficult for those under age 25 to hunt? Yes, but I don't care if it will decrease the number of tragedies like this from happening.
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    Was Letting DJax Leave via FA a Mistake???

    I've always thought letting him go was the right move, still do. We were not in a position to pay what the market would dictate, and given his injury history and age, it made sense. What did not make any sense was letting Garcon walk too, specifically because he wanted us to negotiate a contract with him and we definitely could have afforded to bring him back. I loved DJax here and hated he left, but that's just business. And for the record, drafting Doctson was horrible and waste of a first round pick. I was against that pick from the start and still hate it. We could have grabbed Kenny Clark at NT or other players better than 50/50 2.0.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Mofo had no issues grudge pissing on the rug cause he hates the hair dryer after getting a bath. Seriously though, it was pouring rain outside, puddled up. Wife took him out anyhow in both the front and backyard and he wouldn't go. But as soon as he was back in the house, he would go straight to the door and start pawing at it to go out along with some whining/barking. Little guy just wouldn't do the deed. We tried the garage too, with those puppy pads, he had no interest either. Even tried opening the garage door so he felt outside, no luck. He finally went after 4+ hours of trying, out in the backyard. That's why dogs amaze me. If you don't let them out when they need to go, they have no problem just crapping or pissing in the living room or kitchen floor. Hurricane/tropical storm, they just want to play in the rain and wont go. You would think after a while of holding it, they would care less about just going on pads in garage.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Nah bro, we all good. The only issue we had was the dog refusing to go to the bathroom for 4+ hours during all the rain Sunday He wanted to play in the rain and got distracted. We even put down 16 of those puppy pee pads in the garage, made a big square and he refused to go there too.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Yep. Same here bro. The absolute worst we would have had it would have been comparable to when Hugo hit. Granted it did destroy some homes and power was out for 2 weeks, flood damage, etc. But being so far inland, it's a risk to take and the odds are greatly in our favor that any damage, issues would be minimal. Not to mention, we kept in touch and you know your boy got your back if you were without power, etc. #TazeHurricaneParty When you coming down to Charlotte to grab some beers with me and Kosh?
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    Random Thought Thread

    Exactly. I should add that my wife and I are very alert people and pay attention to whats going on around us. I can say with 100% certainty that if we were in a situation where evacuation was even a mild possibility, we would already be prepared to lock up the house and hit the road in a minutes notice (talking most of the supplies already packed up in the cars and the others already gathered waiting to be loaded). And we wouldn't try to sit/wait out **** either, we would already be evacuating or out of there so most likely wouldn't be faced with making choices like that anyhow.
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    Random Thought Thread

    We had this exact same debate a couple of years ago when Kool Blue was an active RTT poster. My stance then was that a human life is more important than an animals life. I still believe that today, however, there is no reason to keep ones pets locked inside a house, chained up outdoors, etc. and left behind for dead. If you can't take them with you, ask another evacuee to take them. At least then they can live. With that said though, my first priority is making sure my family is safe. My family includes my daughter, wife and dogs. If I had to evacuate, I'm already taking minimal supplies and leaving a lot of **** behind. I'd definitely take our small safe that has all our important legal documents, my guns and ammo, canned food/water/etc., camping stove, propane, couple days worth of clothes, etc. So I'd probably have room enough in our vehicles for additional passengers. But to be perfectly honest, there is a strong probability that if I don't know you and have never seen you before, you're probably not getting in my car anyhow (pets or no pets). Too many ****ty people out there that do horrible things to others has left me with little trust for strangers, crisis or no crisis. Part of me thinks I would try to help because that is my natural instinct, but honestly, I'm not sure. I hope I'm never in a situation like that.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    All Day......more like all gone. 4 rushes for -2 yards.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    I caught that too, looked it up and Brandon Foster is a DB for the Colts.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    We have AP, feed him on 3rd and shorts or throw to Reed.
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    The Gun Control Debate Thread - Say hello to my little thread

    It is a right. And not all gun nuts are conservative and most are fine with stricter regulations and laws. And be what does penis size have to do with wanting to protect yourself and family? Why bring a knife to a gunfight..... and responsible gun owners like myself, sometimes we just like to target shoot with various models that are fun.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Conversation I just had with my daughter: Tazette: I hope the air conditioner breaks during the hurricane. Me: Why would you say that? Do you realize how much money that would cost? Tazette: Because it's too cold in here daddy. Fine then, I hope the power goes out so it can't turn on. Me: You realize that if the power goes out and is out long enough a ton of food could spoil and we could lose a lot of money on that. Tazette: Sheesh, would you quit raining on my parade already.
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    Random Thought Thread

    I watched Uncle Drew last night. I thought it was pretty good.
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    The Non-Winter Weather Thread

    It was, but the Rock made it funny
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    The Non-Winter Weather Thread

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    XFL To Return In 2020

    Man, Vince is going solo this time and bringing the XFL back in 2020. Official announcement to be made later today. Rest of the article can be found at this link: This is the XFL, again: Controversial football league set to return in 2020 Wonder how long it will last this time around? I'd imagine, like it says in the article, that they would have to change up their rules (the extreme ones) in today's landscape. I hope they still let the players pick their own names. Does Rod Smart have any kids? "He Hate Me Too" coming to a field near you?
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    Game Day Thread- Redskins at Cardinals

    Just leave........ J/K
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    Game Day Thread- Redskins at Cardinals

    Surprised we aren't exploiting them with more PA passes.