Our problem at stopping the run came from starting Ruud. Go watch any RB's highlights from the first half of the season, all their TD's came from running thru Ruud. We held Maurice Jones-Drew in check all game week-1 then he busts a 21-yard TD run on Ruud, same thing the following week, Ray Rice gets Ruud for a 31-yard TD after doing nada all game. We played pretty well vs the run even with Ruud, but after 3 quarters of good play, dude would just suck at the end allowing major runs, and always for TD's. This continues as long as Ruud was playing, once he got hurt, we got better. We finished the year ranked 24th vs the run, but if you take away those big runs on Ruud, we're actually closer to 15th 16th vs the run. Unlike Marks and Ruud, Casey and McCarthy anchor the middle nicely.