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Constructing an arbitrary team under the following stipulation

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JoeyBoy718, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Let's play a little game.

    Let's say you're given some NFL team. Now, let's say the team will be constructed but you must decide:

    Of the 22 starters, 4 of them must be elite (All-Pro caliber) players and 4 of them must be awful (no business starting on an NFL team).

    Which positions would be your 4 elite players and which would be your 4 awful players?

    Let's assume the other 14 starters are decent players and not liabilities.
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  2. SWG9

    SWG9 Well-Known Member

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    Assuming that we're running a 4-3...

    My elite would be a QB, LT, CB, and DE.

    If I'm running a 2TE set, I'd designate a TE as awful. An OLB. Probably a guard. And maybe my second WR.
  3. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    would we want/prefer a DT in the Pro Bowl?
  4. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    I'll take All Pro QB and RB. Awful 2nd WR and FB or 2nd TE depending which type offense I run.

    All Pro DT and DE (4/3) I'm going strong in the trenches. Awful WLB and one bad CB ( I'm hoping pressure and one of the S will help cover weak CB.)
  5. rkell87

    rkell87 Benched

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    AP DT, DE, LT, WR

    awful WR, TE, RB, DT

    you can hide a bad DT with a Great DT, and hide a bad RB, WR, and TE with a decent line, QB, and AP WR
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Fattening up Moderator

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    Give me pro bowlers at QB, LT, and both edge players on defense.

    I'll cover up for both OGs, TE. and , I guess, RB.
  7. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Elite: QB, LT, WDE, MLB
    Awful: RG, RB, SS, 1-tech DT
  8. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    All pro qb, qb, wr, de
    Awful rb, mlb, C, te
  9. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Pro: QB, WDE, 3tech, C
    trash: FB, SS, 1WR, SAM

    Assuming everyone else is average?
  10. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Yea. Everyone else is decent to good and none of them are a liability.
  11. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    Studs: QB, LT. On Defense in a 4-3: 3-Tech, 9-Tech On Defense in a 3-4: 5-Tech, OLB

    Duds: LG, RB, WR2, and then SS in either Defense
  12. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    gooduns= QB RB DE Safety

    baduns= KR/PR WR#2 TE#2 team chaplin (one that smokes and drinks would be acceptable in my first year as an owner)
  13. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    Cool thread idea
    Im gonna go for the elite defensive team with average qb play/running based ball control offense:

    The good: DE, MLB, DT, FS

    The Bad: WR, TE, RT, SS
  14. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    People are actually saying they'd take an awful #2 receiver?

    If #2 is awful, how good are #3, #4 and #5?

    You'd be playing with 1 WR.
  15. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Elite: QB, kicker, pass rusher, safety

    Awful: Punter, linebacker, tight end, fullback
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Pro: QB, LT, DE, CB

    Joe: RG, SS, TE, DT
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agreed, I think this game was pretty easy lol

    I think you could sub SOLB with SS as well.
  18. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Give me an elite DE, DT, MLB, QB

    Awful: RG, CB (second), FB, weakside LB

    Aside from the FB, it worked pretty well for Carolina
  19. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Pro Bowl: DT, LT, DE, QB

    Awful: FB, WR, TE, SS
  20. JD_KaPow

    JD_KaPow jimnabby

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    I'll go a different way, based on a couple things:
    1. There's research suggesting that offense is much more consistent than defense year-to-year, such that the best way to build a team is to build an elite offense and compete on the defense's up years. So I'll live with "decent, not a liability" players across the board on defense. And hire a great DC.
    2. I want lousy players at the easiest positions to find adequate replacements. I may not win this year, but next year I will roll!

    Elite: QB, LT, C, RT
    Awful: LG, RG, RB, WR2

    On a side note, having truly lousy starters is a good thing, because they're easy to identify and replace.

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