Originally posted by RogerCraig:
I still think an effective rush over weighs a highly rated group of DBs. Give the QB enough time, void of a rush, he's should find an open receiver.
You honestly need both to have a top D. I'm just saying it's much harder to find a shut down corner then it is a pass rusher specialist and this thread was to just state my side of the argument.
Sack leaders this year-
Demarcus Ware- 15.5 (Drafted 1st rd)
Tamba Hali- 14.5 (Drafted 1st rd)
Cameron Wake- 14 (Undrafted)
Clay Matthews- 13.5 (Drafted 1st rd.)
John Abraham- 13 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Jason Babin- 12.5 (Drafted 1st rd)
Charles Johnson- 11.5 (Drafted 3rd rd.)
Justin Tuck- 11.5 (Drafted 3rd rd.)
Osi Umenyiora- 11.5 (Drafted 2nd rd.)
Jared Alled- 11 (Drafted 4th rd.)
Interception leaders this year-
Ed Reed- 8 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Devin McCourty- 7 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Troy Polamalu- 7 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Asante Samuel- 7 (Drafted 4th rd.)
Joe Haden- 6 (Drafted 1st rd.)
DeAngelo Hall- 6 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Aquib Talib- 6 (Drafted 1st Rd.
Tramon Williams- 6 (Undrafted)
Terrence Newman- 5 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Earl Thomas- 5 (Drafted 1st rd.)
Those aren't even including the shut down corners who I consider Revis (1st rd), Woodson (1st rd) and Asomugha (1st rd)... Even Champ Bailey (1st rd)
Just some fun facts for the group. Don't get me wrong, sacks are a big part of the game but if you can get a shut down corner who closes off half the field your defensive game plan becomes so much easier and lets face it. Turnovers are better then sacks.