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You Are The Gm!....you Have To Pick Between A Pro Bowl Dline Or Pro Bowl Secondary Which Will It Be?


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  1. 1. You have the future of you teams defense right here with your decision! Which Defense unit would you BEEF up?

    • Secondary
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    • D Line
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    • neither throw it all on the Linebackers
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Going by PFF's rankings of last year:

CB: Revis

CB: Grimes

SS: Polamalu

FS: Byrd

NB: Finnegan

or

RDE: Trent Cole

DT: Sione Pouha

DT: Geno Atkins

LDE: Carlos Dunlap

RushDT: Pernell McPhee

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It's already been proven, even the greatest QB's ever have looked bad or flat out scared dealing with a dominant front 4. No D-Back can cover a reciever for 6+ seconds so if your not getting any rush an average QB can sit back in pick you apart. On the flip side if your front four can get relentless pressure that leads to hurries, knockdowns & of course sacks, then you force that QB to make decisions under duress, which leads to turnovers. With your front 4 dominating you don't have to blitz as often, putting more men into coverage. There have been examples of this: The Giants, The Reggie White Eagles, The Cowboys & Steelers of the 70's (remember the steel curtain) even the 98 Falcons with Chuck Smith & crew.In every case the dominance was obvious

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It's already been proven, even the greatest QB's ever have looked bad or flat out scared dealing with a dominant front 4. No D-Back can cover a reciever for 6+ seconds so if your not getting any rush an average QB can sit back in pick you apart. On the flip side if your front four can get relentless pressure that leads to hurries, knockdowns & of course sacks, then you force that QB to make decisions under duress, which leads to turnovers. With your front 4 dominating you don't have to blitz as often, putting more men into coverage. There have been examples of this: The Giants, The Reggie White Eagles, The Cowboys & Steelers of the 70's (remember the steel curtain) even the 98 Falcons with Chuck Smith & crew.In every case the dominance was obvious
thats why u compensate..... If you bring pressure then a great secondary thrives... Thats why they both go hand in hand...

You can have average dbs look good cause of the front 4, or you can have a great secondary and blitz a lot to get to the QB aka hand n hand

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Secondary takes the pass away, D-Line takes EVERYTHING away. Nuff Said.

REDD for the win.

A great line can cover a multitude of sins by an average or even below average defensive backfield....Hardly ever works the other way.

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REDD for the win.

A great line can cover a multitude of sins by an average or even below average defensive backfield....Hardly ever works the other way.

Cowboys, Vikings, Eagles and Dolphins all struggled this year, despite having a great pass rush.

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Top 5 pass rushing teams according to PFF combined wins and losses: 49-31 (61.25%)

Top 5 pass coverage teams according to PFF combined wins and losses: 50-30 (62.5%)

Top 5 run stuffing teams according to PFF combined wins and losses: 49-31 (61.25%)

Equally important.

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Bottom 5 pass rushing teams according to PFF combined wins and losses: 53-27 (66.25%)

Bottom 5 pass coverage teams according to PFF combined wins and losses: 28-52 (35%)

Bottom 5 run stuffing teams according to PFF combined wins and losses: 35-45 (43.75%)

Pretty interesting.

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I think its more often than not preference from the coaches. ie) Two of the best defensive teams the past few years are the Jets and Ravens. One could argue that their strengths is at opposite ends. The ravens have beast line in Suggs and Ngata (reed has has been injuried the past couple of seasons), while the jets have revis and cormatie.

The ravens are in dire need of a secondary help and the jets are in dire need of dline help. Both are sure fire defense, but the question being ask more is which one would you rather have, the ravens def or the jets?

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The Ravens secondary isn't bad though, and the Jets defensive line is anything but bad.

I understand it's not bad but its not up to par with its counter part. Last season the raven selected a CB to help with their leaky secondary and the jets selected a dline to help their dline that had basically 1 good pass rusher.

Both teams are still top defensive units but they employ different tactics.

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The thing is even a top DL doesn't get relenetless pressure, series afeter series, game after game for 20 weeks.

Even the best DL average only 3 sacks a week. With a balanced team, you still have a chance when your DL struggles.

The 2 teams with the most sacks this year didn't even make the playoffs. The Giants, joint 3rd, had the 29th best pass D in the league, giving up over 4k passing yards.

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i voted secondary usually it takes HOF safety play to win a superbowl. ronnie lott to ed reed to darren sharper the list goes on and on and on bob sanders, troy polamalu, lawyer milloy (the year he won it was arguably HOFesque), the other patriot safety the most hated man int he league. anyway the point is safety play is the most important position when it comes to post season foobaw.

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thats why u compensate..... If you bring pressure then a great secondary thrives... Thats why they both go hand in hand...

You can have average dbs look good cause of the front 4, or you can have a great secondary and blitz a lot to get to the QB aka hand n hand

I agree with you in therory, you would like to have a D-line that gets good pressure, & a secondary that can hold their man & make plays, attack the ball. Add some linebackers that fill the gaps & move from side to side with speed & agility, sure tacklers & you probably have a great defense, but the question was if you could only have one. So given that option, I'd have to go with a dominant D-line, because without pressure, everything else has the potential to fall apart.

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