What in God's name has happened to this defense that we cannot stop the run. Hoke was on the locker room show with Wolf tonight and he said they are unaccustomed to being run on and they need to get back to film room and figure out what's going on, etc.
They better do more than that, they need to get back to playing gap sound defense and tackling. Pure and simple, this team just hasn't done those things well at all since the midway point of the season really and it's starting to show at the worst time. If you can't stop the run in the playoffs you might as well forget about making any noise in the postseason.
It's not the scheme, the 34 is built to stop the run and we have the players to do it. We've been doing it for how long now, but this year the team just has not played the way they have before and that falls squarely on them. Teams will scheme to be able to run the ball on us with different blocking and such but we need to be able to adapt and this year we haven't. When the players get blown off the line and holes open up, then they miss tackles that is not the scheme that is execution and that falls squarley on the players.