If you’ve been reading from the beginning, this is the final installment of a rebuttal to Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles’ dismissive view on the linebacker position. If you haven’t been, basically this is just a review of every championship team in the Super Bowl era and seeing if those teams had good linebackers.
So far we covered the 1960s and '70s. Evidence was overwhelming that good linebackers are a key element in winning. We covered the 1980s. The evidence was also conclusive. Yesterday we covered the 1990s, and still, the evidence is conclusive.
Now we head to the 21st century, and if there is any chance to prove that linebackers are now obsolete, it would have to be now. Who is right, Andy Reid or angry Eagles fans?