Articles tagged "run defense"

Rob Ryan, New Orleans Saints Patch Up Porous Run Defense

Cold, Hard Football Facts for August 30, 2013

The 2012 New Orleans Saints fielded one of the worst defenses in NFL history, especially against the run. New defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is charged with stitching together a much tougher unit.



Sieves: The Worst Run Defenses In NFL History

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 9, 2013

It's never been easier to run the ball in the NFL. Conversely, it's never been tougher to play run defense. The list of worst run defenses in NFL history is littered with recent teams, including the 2012 Saints and Colts.



The 5.0 Club: run defense in '11 lit up like hippies in '69

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 10, 2012

You already know that pass defenses in 2011 were lit up like hippies at Woodstock. Turns out things were not much better for run defenses: three teams in 2011 joined the exclusive and ignominious 5.0 club of worst run defenses ever: the Lions, Raiders and Bucs. So sad.



 



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