Great article in the WSJ - thanks for posting that link! Great for the non-star Delanie to get some kudos and attention.
Back to the subject at hand. Here is the difference - COACHING to your players abilities.
Singletary/Nolan -- They wanted to power run, so just about every run had Mike Iupati pulling, follow Iupati and Norris and you find the ball. Always run on 1st and 2nd down. With that simple play well know, run blitzing was easy and an instant disruption to the passing game too.
JH -- Wants to power run the ball, but he does it from HUGE formations like 3 TE to one side, or he does it on power tosses. And it could come on any down. (Granted, they have been following Snyder on pulls a lot
). But he power runs from a lot of different angles and in a way that attacks each defense differently.
Have you noticed in the last couple of games, the run blitz that has been our nightmare (Cardinals and Seahawks used it extensively!) has largely stopped. Why? Because the runs are designed to defeat it or go away from the run blitz, its not effective anymore. FINALLY.
Thank god for good coaching!