Chris Gasper, and Ron Borges joined Gary Tanguay on CSNNE's Early Edition to discuss what it takes to win the Super Bowl.
Tanguay says it's a quarterback's league, and Gasper tends to lean towards his side on that one. But Borges says otherwise.
"Well, I don't know about that," he said to Tanguay's point. "I still think it's defense in the playoffs. The game has changed, obviously. The points you're going to see are a little different, but you still win in my mind by being able to stop the other team."
Borges cites the defensive play of the Colts and Saints in the season they won the Super Bowl. Those teams kicked it up a notch in the postseason.
"If I'm a GM, I'm thinking I need a star quarterback but I got to field a team defense," Tanguay said. "I don't necessarily need a Ray Lewis. I need a [Tom] Brady, I may not need a Ray Lewis, but I need a team defense."
Gasper says that it's not a case of either or, but both.
"I think you have to have balance," Gasper said. "You look at Baltimore last year, they played better- Ron's example is right, because those are defenses that statistically during the regular season in the Saints and Indy weren't great, but turned it on in the playoffs. You need that as well. Your defense has to turn it on, and you got to have the quarterback."