Jim Fassel: UFL Team Would 'Match Up' With Bad NFL One
If the NFL is cheeseburger, the UFL simply wants to be the fries.
But in the sports world, where competition is king, curious minds are going to wonder. So during a media conference call on Thursday, one reporter posed this question to Las Vegas Locomotives head coach Jim Fassel.
How well would a UFL team compete with an NFL team?
"I can't speak for the other teams, but I think the lower part of the NFL – teams that have struggled this year – yeah, I think it would be a good game," Fassel said.
"I wouldn't make a statement of, 'We can beat those teams.' I don't know about that, but that's just the way I feel about every game. Yeah, I think we would match up and play with 'em, the lower echelon of the NFL."
There's no question that the UFL is filled with a depth of talent, as the league picks off from the overflowing pool of players left off NFL rosters. There were more than 50 UFL players signed to the NFL after the conclusion of last year's UFL season.
But could a UFL team really compete with an NFL team?
Later on the same conference call, Sacramento Mountain Lions head coach Dennis Green chuckled when he got the same question. Green has consistently promoted the extent of the UFL's talent, but on Thursday he was quick to clarify that the NFL and UFL are still on different levels.
"It's like the Rams playing against Ohio State," Green said.
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