Originally Posted by Rey
Maybe my memory is just awful, but I don't remember being overly concerned last year with being punished up the middle in the run game.
We were 7th against the run. 9th in points allowed.
The run game only hurt us twice. Against New England in the regular season & against the Colts @ Indy. Even All day had a rough day going up the middle against us.
True, the main reason our run defense looks so good on paper, was that we played with the lead most of the time. But our defense overall (including the run D) helped us get there.
We don't run a traditional 3-4, our NT is no more a NT than Jj Watt is a 3-4 DE. Seth Payne would have killed in this defense.