View Full Version : It seems simple...

01-10-2010, 06:41 PM
Defense wins more often than not.

In almost any sport, if you put a great defense against a great offense, the majority of the time DEFENSE wins.

You can check about 50 threads on this board for confirmation in the NFL.

In baseball, great pitching usually beats great hitting.

In hockey, great defense (and sepecially great goaltending) usually beats great goal scoring.

In basketball, (and I'm a WVU fan), Bob Huggins' philosophy is that defense "doesn't have nights off" unlike John Beilein's system, which, while capable of beating anybody any time, relies on hot shooters all the time. Hence, great defense usually beats great offense.

You can win with an offense-first philosophy in any sport, and everybody thinks it's sexy when you do, but history shows that over time, you will win more with good defense.

Smart coaches just play the odds.

Part of good defensive football is often (not always) a commitment to a time-consuming, demoralizing running game.

So...the moral of the story: Slow and steady wins the race.

You heard it here first. :wink: