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Better Rivals podcast: Gap control, Jim O’Neil, and how defenses stop the run

Scheme Month continues as David and Oscar break down the basics of defending the run.

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On this week’s episode of the Better Rivals podcast, the news is slow going but Scheme Month rolls on with Run Defense 101. What roles can defenders fill in run defense? What is gap control and why is it important? What techniques to defenses use to control those gaps? All that, plus the 49ers’ best and worst contracts, #colorinthehole, and slosh ball.