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    What happened to defense in the playoffs?

    http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/scoreboard

    By the looks of these scores you better bring an offense for any chance to win.
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    reason why our draft needs to be offense heavy

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    Current rules in the NFL favor the offense. I Hate to say it but there is little need to draft defense in the first few rounds of the draft

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer View Post
    Current rules in the NFL favor the offense. I Hate to say it but there is little need to draft defense in the first few rounds of the draft
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    especially when the unit has been ranked at or near the top of the league for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER View Post
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    especially when the unit has been ranked at or near the top of the league for years
    Well there is that

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    For you guys who are too young to remember, the Steelers first Super Bowl against the Vikings was a classic example of how defense is supposed to be played.

    Half Time Score:

    STEELERS 2

    Vikes 0



    Vikings Total yrds. in the game:

    119


    Vikes total first downs:

    9



    The vikings offense never scored, not even a field goal. They got their score on a blocked punt and scored but failed the extra point.


    Final Score:

    STEELER 16

    VIKES 6


    Now thats what I call Defense!

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    The days of winning playoffs or Superbowl with a low score is gone..If you cannot score touchdowns then
    you better pack your bags..

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER View Post
    reason why our draft needs to be offense heavy
    Yep. Defense matters less in today's NFL so we need to quit putting the majority of the investment on that side of the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Yep. Defense matters less in today's NFL so we need to quit putting the majority of the investment on that side of the ball.
    Defense does matter...you can see what a lack of gap integrity did to the Green Bay Packers...you can also see how a lack of sound play by defensive backs ended up costing the Broncos their game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Defense does matter...you can see what a lack of gap integrity did to the Green Bay Packers...you can also see how a lack of sound play by defensive backs ended up costing the Broncos their game...
    Sorry. Every "talking head" on ESPN today has touched on this subject. The universal recognition is that defense means much less now. What is far more important is having a quick strike offense that can keep piling on. Several of the ESPN "experts" cited where when teams went passive to try to perserve a lead that is when they got into trouble--sound familiar.

    They said running the ball to consume time doesn't work because the oppoenent can strike too quickly and you can't stop them because of the rules.

    What this means to us is that we have to protect Ben at all costs because he is our quick strike. We need to add bodies and improve the offense and it is OK if the defense is just middle of the road as long as we can score. That starts with improving the OL, adding a pass catching TE and another WR. It doesn't start with another Nose Tackle.

    IMO the other thing I saw this weekend is you need your DBs to play the ball, not "tackle the catch." Attack the ball and get the turnover.
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