Crockett asked in SportsFootball (American) · 4 weeks ago

Why are QB's criticized for having a good defense and run game?

When basically every super bowl winning QB in history had a top 5-10 defense and/or run game including legends that get all the credit such as Joe Montana and John Elway?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    They aren’t criticized, if anyone is getting criticized it’s the people that put these QBs on pedestals for the team being successful when they are just one part of the equation. That’s why you should evaluate QBs based on their own individual ability not simply count their rings. 

  • Any one who watched American Football knows that Quarterbacks get too much credit when their Team wins and too much blame when The Team loses. As you point out, Football is a Team Sport and it takes a good team to win it all. Those Winning Superbowl Teams usually dominate both sides of The Line of Scrimmage, which means you have a good offensive line that opens wholes for The Running Backs and Full Backs and allow The Wide Receivers and Tight Ends to get downfield and catch passes. As you also point out, Denver did not win any Super Bowls until John Elway had a Top Flight Running Back in Terrell Davis.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Peyton Manning won 2 super bowl rings, and in both seasons his defense were great and he had a good running offense.

    • tom4 weeks agoReport

      His defense and running game wasn’t great when he won with the Colts. They played well in the postseason but not during the regular season.

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