Originally posted by MJv2:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
OK...yeah, it'll be different. Alot more stoppages in play than you are used to. Basically think car wreck followed by a 20 second stoppage followed by another car wreck. Strategically my favorite sport.
I think there was an Australian rules Football Player...something Bennett...who became a punter with the Chargers for awhile. He was the first person who used that "people would die" line.
Of course they would. But as you yourself said take away the armour and it'd be a lot less timid. From what I can see the weights and heights are around the same (there are exceptions, for example Rob Burrow is 5ft 5" and 135lbs, whereas Eorl Crabtree is 6ft 8" and 253lbs). There are no 300lbs as far as I'm aware, because you simply wouldn't be fit enough and have enough stamina to last 40 minutes of constant play.
There are ALOT of 300+ lbs players in the NFL, but they usually play on the Offensive and Defensive lines so rarely have to run more than 10 or 15 yards or so. Basically, O-Line protects the Quarterback (supreme glamor position) and blocks in the run game.
There are very few if any 300 lb "skill position" players, IE the guys who get their hands on the ball the most. The most athletic guys on the field and also some of the smaller players play Running Back (RB), Wide Receiver (WR), and Defensive Back (DB). Exceptions to every rule though (Vernon Davis is a Tight End -TE - and is 6'3" 250lbs and probably the fastest player on the entire team. He's a freak of nature).
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Jan 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM ]