It’s high time fat guys reasserted their dominance
Yeah, some of these dudes are 320 pounds of muscle and bone, but they still eat as much as fat guys, otherwise they wouldn’t be 320 pounds.
After last year, where QBs like Andrew Luck and RG3 were all the rage (and the #1 and #2 picks), it’s good to see teams rebuild around the most important thing in football: controlling the line of scrimmage. That’s where your fat guys come in. Fat guys who can still run the 40 in under 4.7 and can shove a Buick off a cliff.
Coud this be a sign of teams returning to the running game? We know the NFL would prefer the pass on first and second down trend to continue along with the higher ratings it brings, but focusing on the run would mean teams are more concerned with clock control and mental domination, the things that aren’t as exciting but are way more satisfying at the end of the season when your team is 14-2 and all of its opponents have bloody lips.
To understand the importance of a defensive line, all you have to do is look at the New York Giants in the last five years. Their pass rush was indispensable in their first Super Bowl win under Tom Coughlin, and it helped in their second one as well…Tom Brady still had PTSD from the first time they handed him his ass. As the Giants proved, with a good pass rush, you can put your grandmother in the secondary and the quarterback still won’t complete a pass.
Let’s take a look at the fat guys teams coveted this year.