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I was just thinking, if I had the money I would love to create a football team, where I would have my offensive line consist of sumo wrestlers. And my defensive line consist of strongmen from the strongman competitions. Then I would hire large men like Mark Henry, or Terry Gerin (Rhino) or Brock Lesnar. as my running backs. (maybe not them personally but people built like them.) I would have open tryouts for the other positions, opening it up to the public allowing people who think they have what it takes to take the test and maybe get the job.

SO what do you think?

If someone had the money and did this!!! Do you think it be a hit with the fans? Do you think the team would do good? Do you think it end up being a flop? Tell me what do you think!?

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Posted 1/27/15
It takes more than size or strength to be good at football, so I wouldn't expect that team to do well against professionals. I do think it would be fun to watch though.
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The quick players would pass your defensive line so fast you would make it too easy for them. Basically, they would be good for stopping someone from running through with the ball, but for passes it would mean the quarterback has more time to aim and the receiver can outrun any sumo-wrestler or body-builder. Also, HTML does not work in thread titles. HTML is the [ u ] tag you used.
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Well considering that I am heavier yet smaller than some pro sumo wrestlers that means they likely don't have nearly as much muscle mass. As tackles I doubt they would have the lateral quickness to keep up with the outside rush. On the inside they can probably get some good leverage and hold up well in protection but might get reverse-caked by a true 0-tech nose tackle. (do note that many sumo techniques are grab-type off balancing moves which would definitely draw a flag for holding)

As far as the strongmen D-line... I think it would actually work out well for a 3-4 scheme and keep your LBs clean. If you have some fast enough linebackers at the Jack and Sam positions it would be decent.

I think a west coast offense with only quick-hitting power plays for the runs is the best offensive scheme for that. I don't think you can really run a zone blocking scheme or really get a huge push so it will be on your backs to drive the pile forward.
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I would love to see football teams do open tryouts. I think the Canadian football league does it.
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Khaltazar wrote:

The quick players would pass your defensive line so fast you would make it too easy for them. Basically, they would be good for stopping someone from running through with the ball, but for passes it would mean the quarterback has more time to aim and the receiver can outrun any sumo-wrestler or body-builder. Also, HTML does not work in thread titles. HTML is the [ u ] tag you used.

well the sumo=wrestlers guard my QB. They are professionals at quick starts and stopping people from getting by them. holding them and taking them down.

As for Strongmen, they are not bodybuilders. Bodybuilders have more muscle mass than strongmen, but not even half the level of strength.
Strongmen are a lot faster on their feet than your giving them credit for. They can run wile lifting heavy objects. (Maybe you need to watch a strongman competition. ) Their muscles are stronger and so need less mass. plus we are talking about men running through a offensive line to take down the QB men able to dead lift 1300 pounds. or run wile dragging a 800 pound object behind them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLWKV2JvZaE
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well the sumo=wrestlers guard my QB. They are professionals at quick starts and stopping people from getting by them. holding them and taking them down.

As for Strongmen, they are not bodybuilders. Bodybuilders have more muscle mass than strongmen, but not even half the level of strength.
Strongmen are a lot faster on their feet than your giving them credit for. They can run wile lifting heavy objects. (Maybe you need to watch a strongman competition. ) Their muscles are stronger and so need less mass. plus we are talking about men running through a offensive line to take down the QB men able to dead lift 1300 pounds. or run wile dragging a 800 pound object behind them.


The main difference is that the strongmen have power which is a function of force over time while bodybuilders only have strength. Bodybuilders also focus primarily on hypertrophy and end up limiting their range of motion.
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TheGreatHoneyBun wrote:

I would love to see football teams do open tryouts. I think the Canadian football league does it.


I love if sports teams happen to be like that. Some People forget a lot of skilled fellows never get a chance because they had to work after school, or never was spotted by a scout. Their are some talented people out there who have much more skill than the pros.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

The quick players would pass your defensive line so fast you would make it too easy for them. Basically, they would be good for stopping someone from running through with the ball, but for passes it would mean the quarterback has more time to aim and the receiver can outrun any sumo-wrestler or body-builder. Also, HTML does not work in thread titles. HTML is the [ u ] tag you used.

well the sumo=wrestlers guard my QB. They are professionals at quick starts and stopping people from getting by them. holding them and taking them down.

As for Strongmen, they are not bodybuilders. Bodybuilders have more muscle mass than strongmen, but not even half the level of strength.
Strongmen are a lot faster on their feet than your giving them credit for. They can run wile lifting heavy objects. (Maybe you need to watch a strongman competition. ) Their muscles are stronger and so need less mass. plus we are talking about men running through a offensive line to take down the QB men able to dead lift 1300 pounds. or run wile dragging a 800 pound object behind them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLWKV2JvZaE


I watched all 4 parts for that video and I am amazed. A football team of those people would be a force to be reckoned with for sure.
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Khaltazar wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

The quick players would pass your defensive line so fast you would make it too easy for them. Basically, they would be good for stopping someone from running through with the ball, but for passes it would mean the quarterback has more time to aim and the receiver can outrun any sumo-wrestler or body-builder. Also, HTML does not work in thread titles. HTML is the [ u ] tag you used.

well the sumo=wrestlers guard my QB. They are professionals at quick starts and stopping people from getting by them. holding them and taking them down.

As for Strongmen, they are not bodybuilders. Bodybuilders have more muscle mass than strongmen, but not even half the level of strength.
Strongmen are a lot faster on their feet than your giving them credit for. They can run wile lifting heavy objects. (Maybe you need to watch a strongman competition. ) Their muscles are stronger and so need less mass. plus we are talking about men running through a offensive line to take down the QB men able to dead lift 1300 pounds. or run wile dragging a 800 pound object behind them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLWKV2JvZaE


I watched all 4 parts for that video and I am amazed. A football team of those people would be a force to be reckoned with for sure.


They are monster, with a lot of explosive power.
think about it pulling 28 tons. how many football players you think could do that?
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So, how come nobody have done it? Assemble the dream team?
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onibrotonel wrote:

So, how come nobody have done it? Assemble the dream team?
the NFL is an exclusive group run by a few very rich people, and they will not let anyone else into this group. They have a monopoly in the NFL and they wanna keep it that way.
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This right here.
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