The single most important lesson from this Super Bowl is the lesson everyone should already knowâ€”defense is the key to winning. Period.
For everyone who says the landscape of football has changed, that the spread has made defense obsolete: watch championship football. Watch this Super Bowl.
Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks and is leading one of the greatest offenses of all-time. But the Giants dominated the line of scrimmage, and were constantly pressuring Brady. If you pressure the quarterback they make mistakes, or cannot effectively run the offense.
The inability to establish the run was another major disaster for the Patriots.
The more things change, the more things stay the same.
Running, blocking and tackling.
Do those things and youâ€™ll win championships.
Now excuse me while I go throw up after watching another Manning celebrate a Super Bowl crown.