There's been one game this season. The 'elite run defense' thing is hilarious too, but okay then.
I was referring to the pre-season and training camp as well. Coach B even had the defensive players intentionally try to rip the ball out of Ridley's hands during every single one of Ridley's runs. He's vastly improved in that area.
Elite run defense might be hilarious now, but wait and see. The Pats will be at least top 10 in run defense, might be top 5. Passing defense is a work-in-progress but run defense is legit. The run defense was good last year as well when the front 7 was healthy.