If you have a guy that runs a predominantly conservative to balanced wishbone/box offense would you play conservatively or very conservatively? I know it also depends a lot on your personnel, but what I'm trying to understand is whether or not playing "very conservative" will help bottle up those inside runs. I see a lot of explanations regarding very conservative to very aggressive offensive alignments, i.e., very conservative O mostly inside runs and short passes and very aggressive O mostly sweeps and deep shots, but I don't see much explained in regards to the defense, aside from the risk/reward of living by the sword or dying by it.
So, I guess what I'm asking is does the defense defend more against the inside ground game on conservative/very conservative settings or is it just keeping everything between it and the goal line?
As always, thanks in advance! :)