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Why Did Fox Move To Tampa Defenses

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Magnus is right, the Panthers played plenty of zone back then. Ask Buckner about it on the radio if you don't believe either of us.

Nobody plays man to man all the time anyway.

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Does anyone remember Caper's zone blitzing?? :lol: How new it was in 1995?

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they had to switch it up because the new rules about bumping the wr that came out after our superbowl year.....remember ricky manning would mug people. so they made a rule and now wr can run away from guys so easily that we had to adapt to not give up 60 points a game.

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We played it, but it wasn't all the way it is now. Gamble first two years here, no. We started playing man to man

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Does anyone remember Caper's zone blitzing?? :lol: How new it was in 1995?

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which, I'm sure, people somehow remember as man defense.

We've always been zone under fox. We were zone under Seifert. We were zone under Capers. Teams just don't play that much man defense, and when they do, it's because they're sending 7 or because they're doubling a guy and don't respect any of the other options. Man just isn't something this league plays that much.

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Zone is zone, but Cover 2 is aggressive zone. The players need to be aggressive to make the system work. I think Meeks can bring the aggressiveness out of the players.

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which, I'm sure, people somehow remember as man defense.

We've always been zone under fox. We were zone under Seifert. We were zone under Capers. Teams just don't play that much man defense, and when they do, it's because they're sending 7 or because they're doubling a guy and don't respect any of the other options. Man just isn't something this league plays that much.

Agree that we play a lot of zone- and many times not well at all.

I also agree that many teams don't play man but that is largely due to talent level on many teams. There aren't that many shut down corners who can play man all day. Or many teams with 2 or 3 guys good in man coverage.

Teams that blitz a lot mix up zone and man coverages but have the ability to bump and slow receivers up off the line which is frankly all the time you should need for the blitz to get the quarterback while disrupting the obvious hot reads.

Our problem has already been telegraphing what we were going to do and making it easy for good quarterbacks to pick up apart.

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Agree that we play a lot of zone- and many times not well at all.

I also agree that many teams don't play man but that is largely due to talent level on many teams. There aren't that many shut down corners who can play man all day. Or many teams with 2 or 3 guys good in man coverage.

Teams that blitz a lot mix up zone and man coverages but have the ability to bump and slow receivers up off the line which is frankly all the time you should need for the blitz to get the quarterback while disrupting the obvious hot reads.

Our problem has already been telegraphing what we were going to do and making it easy for good quarterbacks to pick up apart.

I think that's where the hard-on for the 3-4 comes from. You're rushing 4, it's just a question of where that 4th guy is going to come from.

You don't need to switch your schemes to be able to disguise pressure...

I just don't think our blitz's were ever really drawn up that well, and even if they were, they certainly weren't executed well. Timing is so key, and we've never really had it in that dept. The same thing could be said offensively about the ability to run a good screen that doesn't go to Steve Smith :P

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All teams run zone, and some run man to man. Then some mix it up. Philly runs man to man. GB would run man to man

Only a few teams run zone ALL the time. We are starting to become one of those teams. It wasn't ALWAYS like that

That same zone Fitzgerald ran right through just by being put in the slot

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All teams run zone, and some run man to man. Then some mix it up. Philly runs man to man. GB would run man to man

Only a few teams run zone ALL the time. We are starting to become one of those teams. It wasn't ALWAYS like that

That same zone Fitzgerald ran right through

Zone defense is such a broad term. Running a zone does not equal automatically sitting back on your heels in a prevent and watching the play happen.

You can apply pressure as a zone, you can zone blitz, there's flat zone coverage for corners, which helps cover hot routes..hell you can even run press coverage and still be in zone. Not to mention there's man/zone combo packages, but I don't record our games and watch them over and over again to figure out whether or not that's happening.

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