Originally Posted by SAR I
These guys spent so much time in a quest to build the perfect defense that they forgot all about the offense. The object of football is to score more points than your opponent. Having a defense hold an opponent to 7 points means nothing if you can only score 6 points.
Yet they run around patting themselves on the back proclaiming "we have a top-five defense!" every year as if there's some consolation prize for having good defensive stats.
Score points. Win games. It's not that hard a concept to grasp. If you put all your eggs in the defensive basket then there's nothing left to build a good offense with. We are imbalanced.
Good points, but ou left out one thing: it is very helpful to your defense if the offense can hold on to the ball for more than 3 plays.
With the modern rules favoring offenses, even great defenses will give up points if left on the field all night long.