Interesting breakdown from Steve Palazzolo on Wilfork’s season which we’ve touched on a bit here.
It all comes down to Wilfork playing better when he’s asked to two-gap at the point of attack. He’s able to use his strength to move offensive lineman and he has the awareness to find the ballcarrier. Wilfork is much less effective when he’s forced to shoot the gap in between two linemen. This job is generally reserved for smaller, quicker defensive linemen and it does not mesh well with Wilfork’s talents.