Originally Posted by imdaman99
Brady has 0 rings without an elite defense. Prove me wrong. Even in the Falcons comeback, it was the defense that changed momentum. And he can't win without an elite offensive line? Imagine him on the Giants all these years
Virtually nobody wins rings without a good defense. When was the last time a bad defense won a superbowl? When was the last time a bad defense even appeared in the superbowl? The '16 Falcons and '11 Packers are probably the closest thing to bad defense that has been in the superbowl lately, but even if both of those teams were "bad" in the regular season they still had the most important thing for a defense - elite pass rushers.
Lets look back at recent history.
Nick Foles had like 5 legit pass rushers when he won.
Wilson had one of the best defenses of the decade in both of his appearances.
Rogers in 2011 had prime Matthews rushing for him.
Steelers defense was ranked top 3 in all 3 of roethlisbergers appearances.
Peyton Manning had Mathis and Freeney for his first superbowl win and then Miller and Ware for his second.
Eli Manning had Tuck and Osi pass rushing the first time and then JPP and Osi the second time.
Brees had Will Smith in 2009 and his defense was intentionally injuring people.
The Ravens defense was elite both times they won.
Tampa had the #1 defense the year that they won.
That basically covers the past 2 decades