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Are our CBs Cover 2 players?

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No, we were called for three, only one was accepted. Even three is a very low number.

I'd like to see how many times our secondary had blown coverage.

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We play a lot of Cover 2 now, shouldn't be much of a change for anyone.

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We play a lot of Cover 2 now, shouldn't be much of a change for anyone.

That's what I thought, I thought we played a lot of cover 2 because I remember articles about it last year but I couldn't find the article that said it.

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I'd like to see how many times our secondary had blown coverage.

We will never know that, unless you have access to coaches tape. We werent beat deep too many times this year, really a low number but blown coverages arent limited to deep plays. Other teams were able to have long drives to score on us which is the bend but dont break defense that gets worn out.

I think our corners could play cover two, but there are different variations with man under or different zones, not all press playing the flats. It refers to the safeties both playing deep. It was Dungy's scheme, not necessarily means Meeks will enforce it.

I think the question should be can the rest of the defense handle that scheme?

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Marshall yes, Gamble yes, Lucas no. Tampa 2 doesn't require great speed, but it requires sound tackling

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Marshall yes, Gamble yes, Lucas no. Tampa 2 doesn't require great speed, but it requires sound tackling

Lucas has shown he can be a sound tackler, at least in my opinion. It's his quickness where he's losing it..

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Anyway, back to the original topic. Our CBs can be cover 2, they just need to learn the zone concepts better. I doubt we'll be Cover 2 or Tampa 2, it's already been announced by Hurney that we're to stick with 4-3 base defense.

Most of the Tampa 2 runs out of the 4-3 base.

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Marshall yes, Gamble yes, Lucas no. Tampa 2 doesn't require great speed, but it requires sound tackling

Lucas is a better tackler then Gamble if you didnt know that. He is also slower. Marshall will do well in Tampa 2 because of his pass rushing ability and his size is not so much a factor.

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Lucas is a better tackler then Gamble if you didnt know that. He is also slower. Marshall will do well in Tampa 2 because of his pass rushing ability and his size is not so much a factor.

Yar. If there's anyone I want blitzing out of this defensive backfield that's not named Chris Harris, it's Richard Marshall.

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Lucas is a better tackler then Gamble if you didnt know that. He is also slower. Marshall will do well in Tampa 2 because of his pass rushing ability and his size is not so much a factor.

Not true. Lucas has shown that in the past he was an unreliable tackler and actually lost playing time to Marshall (who was a rookie at the time) due to the fact he was hardly aggressive and not a sound tackler at all. If Tampa 2 is truly our future then Marshall just got a promotion. Gamble has also shown, especially this past year, that he will lay a hit and wrap up.

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