He said guard first is best from both offensive AND defensive standpoint. Offensively it's highly questionable, and defensively your opponent can always block you -2d if they have block and you don't. The only times I'd go guard first on a BoB would be;@Porkus
You are assuming that a block should always be made.
1. I absolutely NEED guard RIGHT NOW against a league opponent with lots of strength 4+ and/or more guard than me or.
2. It's a rookie BoB on a developed team, at this point giving the developed BoBs/Blitzers a guard assist in more important than making blocks himself.
Block is the no.1 skill for reducing risk of turnover and it's more reliable for keeping the BoB on his feet. Plus if you take block as a first skill you can have more freedom with your skill choices. Depending on the kind of opponents you face, guard is the kind of skill you can take 2nd, 3rd or even 4th. Block is the kind of skill that you really can't afford to leave until 31spp, especially not on a player that develops so slowly. I'm not saying guard first doesn't work because obviously it works for some people, but you're not helping your odds as much as you might think.