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NFL running backs vs. Navy Seals

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by 5Stars, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Lol, SEALS win 100 out of 100 rumbles!

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  3. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    I'd pay to see this...any possibilities some retired RBs give it a go?
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It is not a good comparison. Seals are trained for combat. Running backs are not. Both can be very athletic, but their goals and specific skill training are completely different. You wouldn't expect Seals to win out if the question was "who do you think can gain the most rushing yards against the Cardinals(ranked #1) defense". I don't think anyone with common sense would think running backs would win hand-to-hand battles against Seals.
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  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the size of the seals. Living in VA where we train train Seals, I've seem some that are small framed--less then impressive, physically. Some of them going against a large 200 lbs + RB wouldn't stand a chance.
  6. bounce

    bounce Active Member

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    A trained fighter would destroy an un-trained fighter even if he gave up 50+ lbs.
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  7. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    The exception would of been Herschel Walker.
  8. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Are those Seals that have completed training? Or just guys going through training to try to become Seals?
  9. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Both? I've known a few Seals that weren't that big, but also met some claimed to be legit that could have still been in training.
  10. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe Murray. He trained in MMA.
  11. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Only an idiot would think the backs had a chance.
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  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I wouldn't put a dime on any RB in that situation.
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  13. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I didn't look at the link, but generally I would put money on at least some of the R backs winning.

    Seals are trained in many aspects--hand to hand, shooting, propelling, etc--but they're not boxers or MMA fighters. If they were setting up a match fight, the seals could not go for a quick kill like snapping a neck or something or breaking a leg. They would have to fight by some set of rules which would even the plain a bit. With the physical size and cardiovascular endurance of some RBs I think that some may be victorious. Its amusing to think about in the abstract anyway.
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    You may want to re-think that one.
  15. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I stand by that in a controlled fight (not just trying to kill someone) that a smaller seal may lose to a larger RB, especially if they had some MMA training.

    If this was MMA fighters vs seals, I'd put my money on the MMA fighters.
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    In the post I replied to, you made no mention of MMA fighters whatsoever. That is an entirely different than just saying a 200 lb running back (with no mention at all of any sort of special fighting training). That changes the discussion entirely.
    No big deal.
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  17. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Haha, yeah. I know that training can make a big difference. I didn't mean to make it seem like all RBs would beat all seals--that is ridiculous.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, technically, it does say Seals. You aren't a Seal until you've completed your training and graduate so I'd have to assume it's real Seals and not candidates.
  19. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    It would be as dumb as thinking the Seals could win a football game vs the NFL Backs.
  20. UKCowboysFan

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    These guys are trained to kill with their bare hands, the best that any RB could hope for is that they could outrun them.
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