Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens players hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Ravens defeated the 49ers 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Defense Doesn’t Win Championships Anymore

Over the past three seasons the Super Bowl winner hasn’t exactly been that good defensively. In years past to advance in the playoffs you were to be stout on that side of the ball. Teams like Pittsburgh and Baltimore going back about ten year’s showed that they had everything needed on both sides of the ball.
Recently two teams in my eyes have shown that they tend to lean to one side of the ball and it’s costing them. Both the Bears and Jets have been very good on defense but when they have the ball it’s a totally different story. Quarterbacks not knowing how to manage the game, int’s, fumbles and just flat out not enough talent offensively. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t want a team like this seeing the Bills haven’t reached the postseason in sometime but is it a waste? Getting an early exit and lower on the draft board doesn’t really grab my attention. I think these teams especially with the new evolution of offense will be hard pressed to win big anytime soon.

Now looking on the other side of the ball there are teams that are built perfectly for this new wave. Teams like Green Bay, New Orleans and New England have all shown they can put up points. That I think is key because with the new game the way it is games could be shootouts and you need all the fire power necessary to win. You can see that these teams have been successful as of late and seem to be in the playoffs or right there at the end of every season. Also one more thing to look at is that the most important position on the field being the quarterback is taken care of.

Looking at the Bills I think the new management could be heading in the right direction seeing a lot offensive mentality in the works. I know you shouldn’t forget about any position on the field but when teams are producing flat-out on one side of the ball and winning why not give it a shot? What do we have to lose? Offense, Defense or both?

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