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Stopping the run an overlooked talent in AFL

In a passing league, it doesn't seem like stopping the run would be a big deal. But in a game in which every possession counts, it's very important. So who has the best run defense in the playoffs? Gary Horton breaks it down.

Originally Published: June 26, 2008
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.

In a passing league, it doesn't seem like stopping the run would be a big deal. But in a game in which every possession counts, it's very important. So who has the best run defense in the playoffs? Here's the breakdown:

1. Arizona Rattlers The Rattlers have the top-rated run defense in the league, but the statistics could be misleading. Opposing teams don't run that much against them, so either they're having success throwing the ball or they know they can't run very well. The opposition ...

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