July 27, 2009

I am Bored: Episode V


The "if we were to draft a football team with current Red Wings" team

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Zetterberg---------Ericsson-Stuart-Cleary-Lilja-Franzen----------Datsyuk
-----------------------------Lidstrom--------------Holmstrom

Kronwall

Helm

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Classic Power-I formation. The offensive line is essentially made by default, using the biggest guys on the roster -- but if Ericsson could just add 80 pounds of muscle he could start for an NFL team easily. You can see him as that reliable, blind-side pass protector. Hank and Pav are the duel wide receiver threats, if only because if feels right having them play the same position. Homer is the bruising tight end who has the soft hands to snag a few red zone TD's and bail out the offense on third downs.

Lidstrom is the obvious choice as QB. He's Joe Montana. He wouldn't have an overpowering arm or blazing speed, but he'd be nearly perfect in every other aspect. Kronner would thrive at fullback by blowing up linebackers left and right. And Darren Helm is by far the best-suited Red Wing to play running back ... the name "Barry Sanders" comes to mind.

13 comments:

Animal Drew said...

How do you think the Power I would do against Chicago's T formation?

FYI...I only know they're famous for that because they have it in the stupid annoying fight song that plays everytime they score at Soldier Field...something I had to listen to wayyy to often when I went there to see the lions get trounced...twice...*sigh.

Triple Deke Staff said...

If this were the 50's, and half these guys knew what football was, and they only grew up playing football and nothing else, then this might be a formidable unit. So only three things need to change, and this team could go like 10-6 in the NFC North.

I have no idea what I'm saying anymore.

- Tyler

Animal Drew said...

Wait, where am I? I think our comments made me forget math.

Anonymous said...

I cannot comment on football - but I will say this: Several years ago I was at Comerica when they had a Red Wings vs. Tigers baseball game. Both teams were a combination of current and retired players. They put up a temporary fence that was moved way in. The Red Wings all looked quite sad and out of their element with the exception of Manny Legace. The man might have missed his calling. He hit everything over the fence and a couple were over the real fence. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing. I'm bored too.

Tram

Anonymous said...

In a 3 WR set, obviously Helm is the WR in the slot, right guys?

Alzy

Baroque said...

You boys are starting to worry me. Seriously.

It's beautiful weather outside - enjoy it before we start digging out of snowbanks again and salting slushy walks so we don't crack our skulls open on the pavement.

J.J. from Kansas said...

Rafalski's the long-snapper, Filppula's the placekicker, and Meech is the waterboy.

Triple Deke Staff said...

Rafalski's the long-snapper, Filppula's the placekicker, and Meech is the waterboy.

On "The Triple Deke Deluxe Insider" (only $59.99 per month -- sign up today!) you would've seen the extended version of this ludicrous post, in which Raf is relegated to backup QB for the sole reason that he kind of looks like Brian Hoyer.

- Tyler

Animal Drew said...

KERSPLAT!

That's us hitting rock bottom.

Anonymous said...

Ah, you guys are too much but since we are dreaming or maybe not, the offense you guys have drawn up would probably do as good if not better than what the Lions have brought to the field the 50 years I've followed Detroit sports!

Christy Hammond said...

Oh the things Red Wings bloggers do to pass the time during the off-season. Nice work guys.

Triple Deke Staff said...

Why thank you Christy Hammond of the much more credible and distinguished Winging It In Motown. Honored to have you here in our bloggy abode.

signals3_t5 said...

Yes really why thank you ? I agree Christy Hamwh....


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