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Offline Pack93z  
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:14:36 AM(UTC)
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If you were a general manager of a team, with the assumption that you could focus on building either a bone crushing defense or a highlight reel type of offense, which would be your area of concentration?

Assume if you build your one core elite, that the other phase of the team would be average.
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline Pack93z  
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:23:53 AM(UTC)
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Me personally.. I would focus my efforts on the defensive side of the ball for a couple of reasons.

1) The obvious one, reducing the other teams points would allow you to remain in a greater percentage of games.

2) A top defense will lead to point of its own.

3) I believe a strong defense will lead to greater longevity of a team vs a high octane offense.

4) I love me some good ol' fashion butt kick'n defensive play.

There are tons more I am sure.. just getting the ball rolling..
I think when there's enough will and aggression, there's no shortage of talent either.

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Offline 4PackGirl  
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:58:48 AM(UTC)
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i too enjoy grind em out type of games so for me, the D is GREAT! int's are even more exciting to me than the long pass. so yeah, defense is where i'd put my dinero.
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Offline Greg C.  
#4 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 12:33:50 PM(UTC)
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I'm going with defense. It seems like a good defense is less likely to go into a slump than a good offense. And in recent years, great defense has won more Super Bowls than great offense.
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Offline Yerko  
#5 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 12:50:04 PM(UTC)
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I would take a top 5 defense anyday. Great defense wins championships.
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Offline WhiskeySam  
#6 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 12:54:19 PM(UTC)
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Give me the O. As Sid Gillman once said, "Why run for three when you can pass for thirty?"

Great D's dont win titles. Balanced teams win titles. Look at the Ravens and Bucs for the last two decades. One title each even though they were the dominant defenses in the league. It wasn't until their offenses got it together that they won. The Steelers of the 70s best defense was the year they didn't win the Super Bowl. When you look at championship teams, they have balance on both sides of the ball.
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Offline ILikeThePackers39  
#7 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 12:54:58 PM(UTC)
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Defense, easy -- too many examples of teams w/ great defense and lousy-to-middling offense succeeding not to vote that way (Ravens, anyone?).
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Offline WhiskeySam  
#8 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:01:46 PM(UTC)
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Defense, easy -- too many examples of teams w/ great defense and lousy-to-middling offense succeeding not to vote that way (Ravens, anyone?).


The year the Ravens won, their offense was 16th, but their rushing offense was 5th in the league.
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Offline walleye  
#9 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:08:25 PM(UTC)
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DEFENSE .
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Offline yooperfan  
#10 Posted : Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:13:00 PM(UTC)
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Defense!
There is nothing better than stuffing the hole.
If they can't score they can't win, if there is an exception to that, I don't know about it.
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