13 Mar 2012
Suppose there were a time machine that allowed you to bring back players from the past. Suppose there are a group of people who were willing to bring those players back (along with players from the present) to play out a single season's worth of games. And suppose you were the GM charged with helping to draft for one of these teams.
Finally: suppose you have the #1 pick. Who do you choose?
(For the sake of the argument, let's say that this time machine has a "relative-izer" that brings back past players so that they're as good against an average player of the present as they were against an average player of their own era. I am skeptical that a guy like Fran Tarkenton or like Bob Lilly would be at all successful if you grabbed them from their early 1907's form and just stuck them in a game next week. But if you made a relative comparison, then one suspects that Bob Lilly matches much better against Ndamukong Suh, and Fran much better against Tom Brady, and so on.)
There are, of course, several strategies to employ here. And I am hesitant to specify the rules we're using-- whether it's the pass-happy modern NFL, or the more balanced NFL of the 80's and 90's, or the more run-focused NFL of previous eras.
Still, I have my ideas, but I'm curious what others think....
10 replies , Last at 01 Oct 2012, 1:44pm by Sleepless in Tucson