Detroit Lions’ Offense Can Be OK, But Defense Still Wins Championships

March 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In producing a list of the all-time great NFL quarterbacks, anyone who knows a lick about pro football wouldn’t have Terry Bradshaw anywhere near the top. A sane-minded individual wouldn’t put Bob Griese up there, either.
The list would include, in the upper echelon, Francis Tarkenton and Danny Marino and Jim Kelly. Hell, probably even Dan Fouts.
You wouldn’t risk being portrayed as a buffoon by including Trent Dilfer or Mark Rypien. Or even Doug Williams, with all due respect.
Yet Bradshaw is a four-time Super Bowl winner. Griese won it twice. Dilfer and Rypien have champion’s rings. Same with Williams.
But Bradshaw had an average arm and didn’t possess any extraordinary skills. Griese was mobile and precise but not overpowering in stature. Dilfer was mediocre, Rypien serviceable. Williams was big and strong but erratic.
Now compare that to the skill level of Tarkenton and Marino and Kelly and Fouts.
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