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Steve Spurrier: Alabama Could Compete In The NFL


South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier has never been one to bit his tongue so we should not be surprised with the quotes coming out today. The only surprise from Spurrier’s comments may be that he is complimenting a SEC foe.

Spurrier, who has coached at both the professional and collegiate levels, said on the Dan Patrick Show today that he believes the Alabama Crimson Tide would be able to compete with some of the weaker teams in the NFL.

“Alabama, gosh, they look like they could beat a couple of those NFL teams that I’ve watched on Sundays,” Spurrier said. “I think a lot of the oddsmakers out there, that usually know what’s going on, I’d guess Alabama would be favored by a little bit.”

While it is nice for Spurrier to talk up his rivals, it is completely outrageous to suggest that a college team — no matter how talented — could compete with a NFL team.

At the college level, some players will never see a NFL roster. . Just look at that Alabama team that Spurrier is praising. Maybe 20-25 players will make it to the NFL. In the NFL, the talent is the cream of the crop.

If Alabama was to play any team in the NFL, it wouldn’t even be close. The NFL team — even if it would be the Cleveland Browns — would run away with the game. Games are won and lost in the trenches and the difference in age, strength and experience between opposing lineman would be too much for the college kids to handle.

What do you think, could Alabama handle a lower tier NFL team?

Could Alabama beat a NFL team?

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  • Terrie Waddell

    Glad to see Spurrier acknowledge my BAMA boys with such confidence! I do believe BAMA could beat a NFL team. I have all the faith in the world. The first and 2nd string are very capable. Roll Tide!!!

  • scatterbrain

    I think bama can knock a few teams off for one the Carolina Panthers

  • FredTheCatTravels

    Please, there are more han a couple Alabama could knock off. It’s all about the coaching. You can have the best talent on the planet but if your coaching is crap, you’ll never win.

  • Dean

    I think that Steve is using hyperbole to make a point. I doubt he even meant it literally. It is quite a complement, however, for the Tide. RTR

  • RobHog47

    I’m so tired of hearing about how good Alabama is I could throw up, The worst team in the NFL would destroy Alabama, LSU will beat them Saturday, and maybe then the media and the rest of you will get off Nick Sabans D……!!!

  • BamaCJ

    They might be able to beat a crappy NFL team one time in 5, but that would still be a win. People need to remember that even crappy NFL teams are full of college All-Star talent that has been coached up even more. For example, would the Tide want to face Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson? I have a hard time believing they’d have an easy time of it regardless of how badly the Browns are losing in the NFL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DannyBowen Danny Bowen

    RobHog47, you might as well throw up, because you are going to continue to hear about how amazing Alabama is.. suck it up, son.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SF5VK6TXB6E2HJTD6AKMHLOYLI Michael W

    The key to the vote is “could” not “would”. In most cases, Alabama would be the underdog … but on any given Sunday.