Originally Posted by blindzebra
So Emmitt is not the all-time rusher because he played on an offense with Aikman, Irvin, Moose, Novacek, Harper, Tuinei, Newton, Allen, Stepnoski, Donaldson, and Williams?
Laugh at that.
Offense is a little different than defense. Here's why:
Everyone behind or on the line is required to work as a unit. If everyone did their own thing, it wouldn't work.
Defense is different because the defensive scheme allows for individual changes instead of a group change. A linebacker can drop back in zone coverage and not affect how the defensive line works. A center can't run over anyone he can and not allow the defense to funnel through his gap.
Ed Reed is the type of defensive player who has to adapt on the fly but has an idea as to what to adapt to. His ability to adapt is what makes him good, but his teammates are dropping him some rather huge clues. Anyone can be good if their teammates can do that.