Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden was pretty upset with a simulation showing his team getting blown out by the Alabama Crimson Tide.

How would a strong college football team hold up against a really bad NFL team? That’s a question many of us have asked and is one EA Sports and Bleacher Report tried to answer by pitting the Cleveland Browns against the 2016 Alabama Crimson Tide in a fun video game simulation.

The outcome of that simulation was a 34-0 blowout win by Alabama and one unhappy Browns defender.

Below is the simulation:

Haden took exception to the simulation and aired his frustrations to ESPN.

“Comparing a college team to an NFL team — it’s disrespectful.”

The simulated game, to him, was “the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”

“That’s a smack in the face,” Haden said. “It makes you very upset. That’s just a slap in the face. It doesn’t make any sense. Alabama is great. They’ve got amazing players. They’ve got players who are going to play in the NFL. We’ve got a team full of NFL guys.”

Haden may be overreacting some to what really was just a video game simulation, but fans can understand his frustrations. Watching the Browns this season is a painful experience. Playing through that experience must be a demoralizing, depressing endeavor.

The Browns-Alabama simulation may seem like a low blow, but it also hits on an age-old questions football fans have always had. Could a great college team beat the NFL’s worst offering? Realistically, probably not regardless of what this simulation indicates. The Browns, as bad as they are, have a roster loaded with players who have broken into the NFL. Alabama will have numerous players jumping into the NFL, but they also have a bunch of players who will not. That talent divide should be wide enough to give the Browns a relatively easy win.

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