Originally Posted by FMJets
I agree with this. There is no reason why a team built on defense can't hold a lead or help the team win ugly. The 2010 championship game is a perfect example. It should have been a low scoring game with lots of 3 and out for both teams against two extremely tough defenses, instead we get blown out in the first half because our offense gets stopped and theirs runs all over us. In addition the defense couldn't get off the field to give the offense one more chance at the end of the game.
I am so tired of this "we are built on having a good defense and dont have one". Are there teams out there that said "lets forget the defense"? No there arent.
Here is a list of the Giants picks since they got Eli
2004 Eli Manning
2005 Corey Webster (2nd Round) CB LSU
2006 Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College
2007 Aaron Ross CB Texas
2008 Kenny Phillips S Miami
2009 Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina
2010 Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida
2011 Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska
2012 David Wilson
If you notice, in the 8 years since they drafted their Qb they took 2 offensive players in the first round. If you also notice, there are some "busts" in there like aaron ross, yet somehow they managed to win 2 super bowls.
Great QBs make average teams great. QBs like mark sanchez make average teams terrible