Can any of you 2 gap experts help validate or correct my theory below or help me understand why LT killed us yesterday. If I understand the pieces of 2 gap I have read here; our DL / LBs are supposed to be engaging blocks and then shedding the blocks to make the tackles. THEORY: This style of play assumes that the refs will call a game that will penalize holding and prevent the OL from preventing D players from shedding the block to make the tackle. If the OL is allowed to hold onto defenders who are engaging/standing up blockers; it will allow the back to slip past before the defender can react. If this occurs what recourse do you have? abandon the style or whine to the refs? (neither a good option) So in this game; why did LT kill us for so many yards?? was the OL holding and not getting called? Is the SD OL really that big and strong that they just pushed us around or Is it that LT is really just that good and fast and he can hit that hole and get past the defender before they have time to react and disengage Thanks for analysis in advance.