I know what you're thinking: It's about time the New England Patriots got a little coverage on this site. The good news is this isn't a story about Bill Belichick's frosty demeanor, or Tom Brady's latest modeling gig. No, this piece by Brian Filipiak at Sons of Sam Horn breaks down the recent successes and failures of the New England run defense, and though it's a specific analysis of the Patriots, there's a lot of good stuff in here that will help explain what's going on with any other team. Part I, linked above, looks at some plays where the Patriots got it right; Part II looks at some plays where they got it very, very wrong. Other stories on their site analyze Nate Solder's blocking and Matthew Slater's punt coverage ability (including very rare special teams Xs-and-Os chalkboard stuff).
Reminder: We're always looking for this kind of play breakdown, regardless of team. If you see something out there you think we should run, please drop us a line.