Read Between the Lines

Jeff McLane, for the Inquirer:

Washburn defended Babin’s play and said he’s actually become stouter against the run this season. Taking to the chalkboard, Washburn diagrammed how the ends in the wide nine are to rush upfield and squeeze running backs inside to the tackles or an unblocked linebacker or safety.

“There might be some other reason why we hadn’t played the run as well, but it’s not the [wide-]nine technique,” Washburn said. “That might be the last thing. I won’t go into it any more than that.”

I wonder what, or who, he’s referring to.