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Spurrier: Bama can beat NFL teams

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by viman96, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Steve Spurrier may not have been a good fit in the NFL. However, the ol' ball coach says Nick Saban and powerhouse Alabama have what it takes to compete at the highest level.

    "Alabama, gosh, they look like they could beat a couple of those NFL teams that I've watched on Sundays," Spurrier said Wednesday on "The Dan Patrick Show." "I think a lot of the oddsmakers out there that usually know what's going on, I'd guess Alabama would be favored by a little bit."

    Spurrier's notion that Alabama would be favored over a pro team is not shared by oddsmakers in Las Vegas. According to RJ Bell of Pregame.com, the Crimson Tide would be a 24-point underdog against the 1-6 Jacksonville Jaguars on a neutral field.

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  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    No they can't... stop that nonsense...
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I'd have to see that interview. He's a funny guy. That was likely tongue in cheek. Or he's gone off his rocker.
  4. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    And that's exactly why he failed in the NFL because he has oatmeal in his head
  5. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    He's obviously making a point about the talent at Bama. No reason to read anything more into it than that.
  6. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I don't see how Spurrier could make claims about what it takes to beat an NFL team seeing he never figured it out himself.
  7. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't he the one with the RUN and GUN offense? LOL
  8. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    I'd still like to see the best college against worst nfl team.
  9. CowboysFanSince88

    CowboysFanSince88 Well-Known Member

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    The good point they made on First Take today was that even though the Chiefs and Jags stink, no matter how good Alabama is you would still have teens playing against men in the late 20's and 30's.
  10. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I'd love to make the Pro-Bowl a mix of NCAA All-Americans and NFL players, just to make it interesting. Or do like they did in the old days, NCAA All-Americans versus one of the Pro-Bowl teams. The college kids would probably actually try and win as opposed to the Pro Bowl slop we've grown accustomed to.
  11. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm sure this was meant more as a remark about just how good Alabama is and not a serious comment by Spurrier.

    I believe that guy has to know, first hand, how much faster the NFL. How much bigger and stronger those guys are.

    This would be no contest. Alabama would be run off the field.
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Happy Holidays Staff Member

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    They'd get crushed.
  13. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    you must like blow outs and uncompetitive games. Even if you take the Bama team from 2010, the one with Julio Jones, Trent Richardson and a few other first round talents, you would see a blow out with possibile a few big plays from Julio, Trent and who ever.
  14. Diogenes

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    I remember when they had an annual game between the College All-Stars and Super Bowl (NFL Championship) winner. The College All-Stars actually won a handful of those games before the NFL became the pinnacle of football talent as we know it today. They stopped playing the game due to lack of interest in the mid-70's. I believe the Steelers were the last SB winner to participate.
  15. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    I want to know why the NFL won't make the pro bowl a skills competition.
  16. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Bama and any other college team would be hammered. Any given year how many NFL players on a college roster? How many All Americans or whatever high honor for college players on any given college team? NFL rosters are filled with these type of players. NFL players are bigger, faster and stronger. Any NFL team's OL and DL would crush college teams.
  17. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Exactly... Alabama has a LOT of good players...

    I would be willing to bet that over 90% of every NFL roster is filled with former All-State, All-Conference and All-Americans...
  18. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I think it is safe to say that now.
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I saw where Pete Carroll called total bs on this comment. He said some used to say that about his USC teams and never bought it then either. He said the giant difference is in the trenches--where it would be grown men vs still growing boys.
    And of course the obvious, which is that NFL teams have college stars sitting on the becch on every team in the league. Star Alabama QB's (McElroy for example) often can barely make the end of the bench all NFL teams.

    You have to assume that Spurrier was knwoingly exaggerating to make a point of Alabama talent.
  20. Yeagermeister

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    Good ole Stevil Superior

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