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Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne
6Magazine co-editors

Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne

Publisher/Co-Editors of 6Magazine - a football and hip-hop culture digital magazine

It's coaches and QBs now


By Richard Boadu

Defense does not win championships anymore. Coaches and quarterbacks win championships in this new age of football. Defense now is slowly becoming about as important as it is in the NBA - not very.

We love to praise the Jets, Packers, Steelers and Ravens for their defenses. But each team has a more than serviceable quarterback. Also, each of those teams has a top-flight coach.

When the Jets beat the Patriots in their divisional playoff game, instead of saying the Jets' defense won, you'd be better off saying Rex Ryan out-coached Bill Belichick. Tom Brady was confused all game long and he was at home. This was the same Patriots team that beat the Jets 45-3 earlier in the season. The game was a chess match and you could clearly tell that Rex Ryan was Bobby Fisher and Bill Belichick, for that game, was Joe the Plumber.

Just look at last year's Super Bowl between the Colts and Saints. Neither team had a good defense, but they both had awesome quarterbacks. Yes, the Steelers and Packers had the top two defenses in the league this year. Just make sure you realize down the stretch, they also have the two hottest quarterbacks in the league right now.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne  |  January 25, 2011; 3:54 PM ET  | Category:  Green Bay Packers , Pittsburgh Steelers , Playoffs , Super Bowl Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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