If the play is to the strong side and you are playing with the OLB over the TE then you have the OLB to take the TE, the DE and ILB for the RB and QB. The DE keeps everything inside and the ILB cleans up. You still have the SS and CB to deal with the pass if you try and run the WR to the inside or up the field. Having a guy with great range on the weakside like Bruce Carter certainly helps. That all breaks down if you cannot force a double team because then the guard gets a free shot at the ILB which scuttles the defense. This notion that the option is not defensible is asinine.