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#1 BigSyke

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

buy or sell.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

They also typically have good to great offensive lines.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

It is the chicken or the egg argument. A great QB can make an average coach look great. A great coach can make an average QB look great.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

All great QB's made their coaches look great... Not all great QBs had great coaches...

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

It is the chicken or the egg argument. A great QB can make an average coach look great. A great coach can make an average QB look great.


This, with an occasional anomaly. Fox/The Golden Calf of Bristol last year being the most recent.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

First thing that pops in my mind when thinking of this is Manning/Caldwell. Of course you have the other side argument of Manning/Dungy.

As teeray said, chicken and egg argument.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Yeah, a great QB can make a mediocre head coach look amazing.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

Belicheat became a genius when he got Brady. How many championships do you think he would have won with Kevin Kolb or Brady Quinn?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

A great QB/coach combo certainly makes things easier. But it is not the end all be all. Solid defense and line play can certainly make up for a mediocre QB or coach.

i.e.: Ravens with Dilfer and Billick, Bucs with Gruden and Brad Johnson...Steelers with Roethlisberger?

With the game changing so much now, a great QB is likely more needed than a great coach, though. As long as that coach is competent.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

The one constant with very few exceptions for any winning NFL team is the QB. Teams that won it all with average QBs (Tampa Bay, Baltimore) just got hot and lucky.

Yes, they need lines and WRs,but a good QB makes everyone better, including the coach.

Was Jim Caldwell a good coach when the Colts nearly went undefeated? How good is Tomlin without Rothelesberger? Is Coughlin a difference maker when Manning is not on his game? I wonder if Bill Bellichek (sp?) would have ever been more than average if he did not have Brady. He was not great with Bledsoe.

Harbaugh may be the exception to this rule, but he knows to develop the QB you have.


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