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Are our CBs Cover 2 players?

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I would have thought our CBs are more man to man CBs but I do think they fair better in the bump and run. Thoughts........

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Do you have generously paid CBs in a cover 2 D? I thought that you could get them cheaper, so I am a touch confused at why we have signed up Gamble to a what should be a man coveage CB's contract...

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Well seeing as how they have never played in a Cover 2 defense for their entire tenure in Carolina, no.

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we NEVER bump anyone at the line. ever. they're going to have to learn that if a Cover 2 scheme is going to be effective. Gamble can hang with receivers, but if Lucas comes up to the line to bump someone they'll probably run right past him.

all i know is that we got called for 1 pass interference call last year and that's just pathetic.

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It is harder to play man to man that be a Cover 2 corner. Our guys will be able to adapt.

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do you mean tampa 2 corners?

in that case lucas is. maybe marshall.

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Perhaps this is the wrong question.

They have similar philosophy's, so instead of assuming the DC will take over the defense, he will just be calling Fox's defense?

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I know it doesn't really pertain to this thread but when our defense was actually good a few years ago, was Fox more involved or less involved than he was this past season? It would be interesting to make a comparison instead of assuming Fox will make Meeks his other hand puppet.

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Perhaps this is the wrong question.

They have similar philosophy's, so instead of assuming the DC will take over the defense, he will just be calling Fox's defense?

The scheme probably won't be altered significantly.

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The scheme probably won't be altered significantly.

It could be a combination of both...

We have no idea what it'll be, but I could see it being eerily similiar.

Then again, I could see variations...

None of us know.

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Definitely, no way to know for certain. My guess is we'll see some of the nosetackle/under tackle stuff from the Tampa 2 front, we'll stay one-gap, and we'll play zone.

Which I'm fine with. We started out a cover 2 shell team until we started working the cover 3 more in 03, and then after the pass interference changes after 2003 we were one of the teams (including most of the league) that abandoned the cover 2 and got real corners.

Actually, to be terribly specific, the Tampa 2 is a three deep coverage where the safeties are the sideline thirds, the MLB is a deep drop centerfield, and the corners play under with the two OLB. It's not a two deep at all. At least, that's the most common call from it. We've run a cover-3 shell with either one safety up or one corner playing under, so it's not terribly different, Fox just disguises coverages more.

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we NEVER bump anyone at the line. ever. they're going to have to learn that if a Cover 2 scheme is going to be effective. Gamble can hang with receivers, but if Lucas comes up to the line to bump someone they'll probably run right past him.

all i know is that we got called for 1 pass interference call last year and that's just pathetic.

hmmm... last i remeber, lucas was a stud when we played man and bump coverage. it was 1995, but still.

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