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Best defenses of all time

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ehcrossing, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Just give Wilson the credit he deserves stop being a hater and keep it moving. You are so hard up on not giving him credit. The proof that he matured is in the numbers and the results. There isn't anything else to dispute after that.
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  2. Wayne02

    Wayne02 Well-Known Member

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    He is the perfect QB for that team, seeing how he did his part to help that team to win a Super Bowl validates that. He was consistent the entire season, so don't just get caught up in the last game where the defense destroyed the Broncos. The league is not littered with QB'S who could have produced more than Wilson with 2 5'10 wide receivers as their main targets, stop being ridiculous. Give the man credit and stop trying to knock him for having a great defense.
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  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Sure it does. Just like the Ravens winning a Super Bowl validated that Trent Dilfer or even Joe Flacco were the "perfect" QBs for their team.


    He was consistent the entire season. He was a marginal passing QB the entire year, I agree. Sure the league is littered with better QBs. I can name 10 QBs that are easily better passers than Wilson may ever be. Each and every one of those players would immediately improve the Seahawks offense. It's just a fact. It wouldn't be hard to improve on the 26th ranked passing offense in the league.

    I understand why you're confused. You just saw them win the Super Bowl in dominating fashion. So you assume he must be great. I get it.
  4. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I guess I saw that game differently. The offense from the 49ers was almost completely on the feet of Kaepernick.
  5. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Wilson's an alright QB. Doesn't make a whole ton of mistakes, isn't asked to do too much as a passer (they run rather easy routes there). His best three features are his lack of mistakes, running ability, and he does have a very good deep ball.
  6. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    agreed. What I like about Seattles team is that eventually you have to pay the Quarterback but if he isn't doing much (ha ha) then you save their and can continue to pay a broader area of players. Eggs atre not all in 1 basket plan works.

    I would like to
    believe all that but Wilson has winner written all over him. I don't think you win this argument that he is not progressing rapidly and making the plays when needed. And not giving the ball away. As for Romo could win if he were in Seattle I agree, but you still have to play the game and you have to win. Romo has not done that, I am sorry to say. Players need to make plays if they deserve the winner tag. If Romo wants that, no matter what defense or recievers are on our team he still needs to make a winning play.
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  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Their talent is overall defense, front end to the backend. They shut down the run they get very good pressure and they make the tackles. What makes the defense great is the overall play as a unit, it is the same thing that made those other defense great it is not one part of a defense it is the overall unit playing as 1
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think he did a great job. He is smart guy he makes plays both with his feet and his arm. He knows when to slide and get out of bounds as opposed to taking the risk and does not do things to hurt his team. However it is the seahawks overall team that makes them great they have an outstanding running games that defense must focus on and that allows Wilson and the seahawks offense to be effective in their passing game. With the play of their defense seahawks can play their game on offense without taking big risk. I applude the entire team and coaching staff for putting this all together.
  9. Wayne02

    Wayne02 Well-Known Member

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    That's not it at all, guys like you are funny. You're just one of those guys that can't stand to see others have success. You haven't provided one shred of factual evidence yet, all you have given is your biased opinion, which doesn't shock me coming from you, but I expected better.
  10. Risen Star

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    As opposed to you, who has provided a mountain of evidence for your claim that he's the "perfect fit" for that offense.

    Apparently the perfect QB for Seattle is one that provides one of the least productive passing games in the league this year.
  11. Risen Star

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    I would agree with all that. He's alright. Doesn't make many mistakes. Can make the big play. I'd even say he's got the potential for much more.

    What he isn't right now is a great QB or even the "perfect fit" for the Seahawks offense. That's complete and total nonsense.
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, the 85 Bears never accomplished, statistically, what the Vikings did. They do not have the quality of personnel the Vikings did. Those are not opinions, those are facts but I'm OK with the statement that it is simply opinion. What they did have was the advantage of playing in the TV era. Those Bears played at a time when there was much more media coverage, then did the Vikings of the late 60s, early 70s. I mean, I'm guessing that you probably never saw the Vikings of that era, which is understandable. However, if you look at the evolution of the game, you will see that right about the time the WCO became prevalent in the modern game is about the time the 46 died and the Bears Defense declined. From roughly 1983 to 1988, the Bears 46 Defense was pretty good. In 1979, Bill Walsh came to San Fran and started installing the WCO. It took about 3 years for him to get it installed (basically 1981) but in 82, the 49ers suffered a set back with the strike shortened season. I believe, only 9 games were played that year, and with a young team running a very timing intensive offense, the 49ers never really got off the ground. This basically delayed the WCO from spreading more quickly. As we all know, the NFL is a copy cat league. However, in 83, the 49ers were back on track and in 84, the 49ers again won the Super Bowl. After that, you started seeing more and more teams go to the WCO. By 1989, the WCO was the dominant offense in the NFL and the Bears 46 was done. In 1989, the Bears defense was 20th in the league and the 46 would never dominate in the NFL again.


    That is why I believe the Bears 85 Defense was much more about Scheme then anything else.
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This may be true, but passing is not all there is to playing QB. I will agree that you can probably find several QBs who have better stats or may be better passers but you can not find, IMO, many QBs who are better decision makers, better complete packages. Not many QBs can both run and pass like he can and even fewer (probably none) who have that combination of skills who are better leaders and decision makers. He's among the very best QBs in this league IMO. Certainly among the best young QBs. That's just my opinion but I believe that's a fair statement on Wilson.
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  14. Wayne02

    Wayne02 Well-Known Member

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    As opposed to you, who loves to live in the hypothetical world of ifs and buts, where are your facts? You're the one who made the claim that Wilson couldn't make throws from the pocket and that he can't read defenses, so where is your proof for this false claim?
  15. Risen Star

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    My facts would be the Seahawks' passing attack is the worst thing they do. It's one of the worst ranked in the league. I didn't make that up. It's a fact. One you try to excuse away by knocking his receivers and pretend the loss of a vastly overrated Sidney Rice and a guy who wasn't even there the year prior in Percy Harvin. A gadget player, not a polished receiver.

    I'm sorry if I know the game and don't get easily confused watching the Super Bowl. Russell Wilson is like the 30th reason they played in that game. He led nothing. He carried nothing. He was along for the ride. Give him credit for not turning the ball over. Give him credit for making a big play when needed. But when it comes to being a real top flight NFL QB, he is nowhere near that right now. He's just not.

    I don't think I have to convince many people that he's not the perfect QB for that offense. That there aren't plenty of other QBs in the league who would walk into Seattle and instantly improve that team.
  16. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The Vikings and their Purple Gang never accomplished what the 85 Bears did and that's winning a championship. Some have the 85 Bears ranked as the second greatest team in NFL history. Most have them ranked ahead of the Cowboys great 90's teams even though they didn't have near the offense the Cowboys did. The Vikings Purple Gang never put up the sack totals the Bears did from 84 to 85 that's the stat everyone looks at. The Purple Gang never terrorized QB's like the 84-85 Bears. The Purple Gang were complimented during most of their great years with a solid offense that was being led by a HOF QB. I started following the NFL in 1972 and watched 3 of the Vikings 4 SB losses.

    The Purple Gang didn't show up in any of their 4 SB's in which the Vikings were dominated. This entire topic is based on opinion but you'll never find anyone who knows football who has the opinion that the 70's Vikings had better teams than the 85 Bears. To have an average offense and QB and still be considered as one of the top 5 greatest teams in NFL history shows just how great the 85 Bears defense was. You can chalk it all up to scheme if you want but that defense was loaded with some excellent players who were as cohesive a unit as the NFL has ever seen.
  17. Wayne02

    Wayne02 Well-Known Member

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    Improve that team? The team that went 16-3 and won the Super Bowl, hard to improve much more than that. Yes their defense is great, we all know that, you're trying to use that to knock Wilson for whatever reason. Their offense isn't built to be a passing offense, but that doesn't mean that Wilson isn't capable to throw the ball accurately and read defenses. You're making that point without any facts, just your opinion. Wilson doesn't have the same WR corp as most top passing offenses in this league, so that's one of the reasons why you see him scrambling around so much, I don't know why this is so hard for you to understand. He's the perfect QB for that team, and makes plays when they most need them. Stop basing everything on stats, playing the QB position is more than what you see on a stat sheet.
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    By 89 most of the Bears key defensive players from their great 85 team were all over 30 they were past their prime.
  19. Risen Star

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    Sure it's easy to improve that team. Once Wilson can make plays inside the pocket the team will be improved.

    You keep talking about facts. What facts have you presented here to support your idiotic comment that Russell Wilson is the perfect QB for the Seahawks? Give me some facts on that. Since you're a fact checker and all.

    My fact, again, is that the Seahawks passing offense ranked 26th in the league this year. Read that again. That's a fact. What Russell Wilson gets paid to do he did to the tune of the 26th best out of 32.

    Now of course some teams pass more than others but I'd argue the reason why the Seahawks run their offense like they do is because the "perfect" QB they have can't play it any other way. They can not rely on Wilson to carry the offense with his arm. He's not good enough. Not even close. He was carried by a great defense and running game.
  20. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Walsh's WCO was so successful mostly due to the talent he had offensively. He was blessed with the greatest QB and WR to ever play the game. The NFL is a copy cat league but not every team has had the success in the WCO as the 49ers did because they didn't have the talent they did. Like I said for any scheme to be successful you have to have the players. The Cowboys sucked in Kiffin's Tampa 2 defense because they don't have the talent to run it successfully.

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