Your Michigan FB Alumni Team

Submitted by turd ferguson on August 30th, 2011 at 2:49 PM

This might be pushing the limits of legitimate game week content, but this was a fun distraction for me, so it might be fun for others, too.

The challenge is to assemble the best possible starting roster of current and former Michigan players to play one season right now (in the shape they're likely in today).  Assume that no one's injured and feel free to be creative with positions. 

I'm probably forgetting some guys, but the toughest spots for me were tight end (couldn't bring myself to include Carson Butler), fullback (?), and safety (surprise, surprise).


Offense
QB Tom Brady
RB Mike Hart
WR Braylon Edwards
WR Mario Manningham
WR Steve Breaston
TE Kevin Koger
OT Jake Long
OG Steve Hutchinson
C David Molk
OG David Baas
OT Jeff Backus

Defense
DE Brandon Graham
DT Alan Branch
DT Mike Martin
DE James Hall
LB LaMarr Woodley
LB David Harris
LB Dhani Jones
CB Leon Hall
CB Morgan Trent
S Charles Woodson
S Marlin Jackson

Special Teams
K Jay Feely
P Zoltan Mesko
KR Denard Robinson (needed an excuse to get him in)
PR Breaston

Yours in procrastination,
TF

EDIT:  By the way, this would be a totally respectable NFL starting lineup, wouldn't it?

Comments

willywill9

August 30th, 2011 at 2:59 PM ^

I might probably go with Minor over Hart (right now.)  Blasphemy?  I feel like it, but hey, I think Minor is more physically suitable now.

Also, I'd find a place for Avant.  Even if it means compromising super mario or braylon.

Rhino77

August 30th, 2011 at 3:02 PM ^

I would give the rock to Denard before Hart(plus he is retired)

Gabe Watson would get the nod over Martin (maybe not in a year)

Larry Foote might get in there before Jones...maybe....

Naked Bootlegger

August 30th, 2011 at 3:55 PM ^

Oh, Turd Ferguson.  You are a crafty one.  You got my panties all bunched up when I thought you left Woodson off your Alumni Team, only to be replaced by Morgan Trent.   But you lined Woodson up at safety.   

I still think Trent should not be on the Alumni Team.  Move Woodson back to CB, and pick from other safeties like Marcus Ray, Vada Murray,  Tripp Welborne (before injury), Dave Brown, etc.   I know Trent looks dashing in a Bengals uni, but I don't think he's a top pick for historic CB play as a Wolverine!

msoccer10

August 30th, 2011 at 3:12 PM ^

For the most part, I agree with your team. I would make the following changes;

Jonathan Goodwin is the starting center for a team that won the super bowl two years ago. I love Molk, but he is too small when you are talking about current NFL studs, of which Goodwin is one.

Agree with some above. Martin might be there but I think Gabe Watson might edge him out. Also, run four wide, take out Koger and put in Avant.

Finally, I love Hart, but I think Minor might be better right now.

MartinHD

August 30th, 2011 at 3:14 PM ^

No offense to Molk, but Jonathan Goodwin was a Pro-Bowl reserve at center after playing center for the Saints on their run to the Super Bowl.  I think I would give him the nod at center. 

ED. Oops. 1 minute too late. 

willywill9

August 30th, 2011 at 3:19 PM ^

Avant maybe, Arrington, pushing it, Roundtree/Hemingway over Braylon?  I know he's kind of a mess off the field, and occassionally suffers from the dropsies... but you're out of your mind.

pdgoblue25

August 30th, 2011 at 3:57 PM ^

Tyler Ecker, and Massaquoi, I would probably still take Koger,  FOR GOD'S SAKE TYLER, PITCH THE BALL TO BREASTON!!!!!

Hell I might even take my chances and see what kind of shape Tuman, Joppru or Mark Campbell are in.  I bet Campbell could still play.

FB-  I would bet money that Kevin Dudley and Aaron Shea can still bust some heads, and I sure as shit wouldn't tell them that they couldn't to their face.

blacknblue

August 30th, 2011 at 4:10 PM ^

Ernest Shazier was a good safety. I believe he hurt his knee some at point between the time he left Michigan and the combine which contributed to him not making it in the NFL. If we're assuming all players are healthy, he might be a solid option.

BR

August 30th, 2011 at 5:50 PM ^

I like looking at things like this, it's fun to compare to other schools who put a lot of guys into the NFL (Miami, Florida, Florida St, SC, etc.) to see how they would matchup if they played a game like this

CaliUMfan

August 31st, 2011 at 1:37 AM ^

Offense
QB Tom Brady
RB Denard Robinson

FB Jonas Mouton

WR Mario Manningham
WR Steve Breaston
TE Tyler Ecker

OT Jake Long
OG Steve Hutchinson
C David Molk
OG David Baas
OT Jeff Backus

Defense
DE Brandon Graham
DT Alan Branch
DT Gabe Watson
DE Mike Martin

LB LaMarr Woodley
LB David Harris
LB Dhani Jones
CB Leon Hall
CB Marlin Jackson
S Charles Woodson
S Donavan Warren

Special Teams
K Jay Feely
P Zoltan Mesko
KR Denard/Stonum?

PR Breaston

 

I know i didnt change much but it was a fun excersise to think about each position

I would also possibly give sean crable a chance at tight end

BayWolves

August 30th, 2011 at 7:51 PM ^

My TE is Jerame Tuman. If I get a second TE it is Jay Riemersma.

Desmond Howard replaces Super Mario at one of the WR spots.

Chris Floyd is in at FB

Tyrone Wheatley gets the second RB slot if you'll give me 2.