Elite Quarterbacks Like Ben Roethlisberger Will Always Be Super Bowl Contenders

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Of the four teams left in contention for the Lombardi Trophy, two of them (the Packers and Steelers) have an elite quarterback calling the shots. Now, I am not guaranteeing a Packers/Steelers Super Bowl, but I will say they have a very strong chance of meeting each other in Dallas.
The NFL has gradually and almost entirely shifted towards a league dominated by the reliance on quarterbacks. Yes, there are still good teams with great running backs or shutdown defenses, but if your team wants to be a consistent contender they need an elite quarterback. Defensive game plans revolve around shutting down an opposing team's quarterback. However, when you are facing an elite QB, you can only contain him at best, and hope he is having an off night.
As fans, we marvel in their ability to produce unbelievable plays and conduct last-minute drives. As opposing fans, we dread facing them. These quarterbacks are not game-changers; ...

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