Pioneer Press deputy sports editor John Pluym, stated that the Vikings run defense has slipped from previous years and that Pat Williams is starting to show his age: http://www.twincities.com/ci_13561319
I have been wondering about that myself. We certainly haven't looked as dominant as in prior years and the run defense numbers against mediocre teams are not encouraging. I was particularly surprised at how well the Lions ran against us in the 1st half.
How do you see it? Is it a trend? Does the blame fall on Phat Pat or are there other factors to consider?