By this premise you'd trust Curtis Painter over Matt Barkley because he's faced NFL defenses before. Again, while you think Gabbert would go in and dominate the college teams, who is to say McCarron couldn't have success against the worst NFL defenses? He has yet to throw an INT this year, I don't care who you are playing against, that is impressive.
Originally Posted by j11430
While I agree with the overall idea that NFL teams are so far superior to college teams they'd win 99.9% of the time, I think it's a little ridiculous to rule out an excellent college team beating a terrible NFL team for three reasons:
Originally Posted by Pinstripe power
Coaching, Scheme, Team Dynamic.
There are lots of inferior teams that beat superior ones becasue their have a more solid identity, better scheme, and more effort. I just don't think anyone is factoring in those aspects when they talk about this.
All they do is bring up talent. Well, talent didn't help Alabama or Oklahoma beat Boise State. It didn't help Michigan beat Appalachia State, it didn't help USC beat Stanford in 07, it didn't help NE beat NYG, it didn't help Green Bay beat KC last year, etc., etc., etc.
The most talented team doesn't always win, the clearly, far superior, way more talented team doesn't always win. People are discrediting how far good coaching and great teamwork contribute to winning.
Is it possible for a completely stacked College Team with an excellent coaching atmosphere, team cohesion, and excellent gameplan to face a terrible pro team with a lackluster coach, a defeatist atmosphere, and a terrible gameplan?
Absolutely. Now, would I bet on it? Absolutely not.
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