opponents are playing 8 men in the box consistently. Also, we aren't blocking well. Also, the RBs are just not "springing" big runs, whether they are slipping, tripping, running into their own guys, etc.
But the big thing is - the big holes just haven't been there, which is mostly a combination of 8 men in the box and poor run blocking.
The eyeball test doesn't lie -- There just is no room to run out there.
1. OL is way over-rated
2. 8 man fronts.
3. They want Sanchez to beat them--they are getting what they want and he is beating them with little help from his OL.
4. Shoddy is horrible at using play action.