Did we forget how? Or are opposing teams truly still loading the box more often than I realize? I admit it was evident vs. the Cowgirls. I saw single coverage for 87/18 most of the day. But still yesterday, AP had space ONE time that I could count. One!!! My only argument is.. They loaded the box even MORE all last year, but yet we provided better run blocking. (no comparison)
This leaves in question one key factor in my mind, was Birk really that crucial to the run blocking scheme? ... or are there other significant reasons?
I would love to see some insightful comments and answers on this. Let's vote on it too: