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October 2005

October 2005


Letter From the Editor

Defense: What\'s Necessary to Stop a Potent Offense
by: Rex Lardner
© October 2005

A legendary coach was once asked, ‘if you could have your best athlete play one particlular position – offense or defense – what position would that be?’ Without batting an eyelash, the coach responded, ‘middle linebacker – he sets the tone and leads our defense.’

The interesting part is that the coach didn’t say an offensive position – quarterback or running back – but inferred that linebacker may be, in his view, the most important position on the field. From that the old adage comes: offense is for show, but defense wins championships.

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