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Coaching 101: Tampa 2

Posted September 9, 2013

Former East Carolina and NFL coach Steve Logan breaks down what the Tampa 2 and Cover 2 are in the first installment of his Coaching 101 series. 

Coaching 101: Tampa 2 Coaching 101: Tampa 2

The Tampa 2 is a defensive strategy named after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and first used by then head coach Tony Dungy. The Tampa 2 starts with a 4-3 defense, four linemen, three linebackers, two cornerbacks, and two safeties. The defense was derived from a Cover 2 defense, except the middle linebacker drops into a deep middle coverage. It is typically used on third down and 7 or 8 yards when the offense is looking to pass. 

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  • ncstateforever Sep 9, 9:52 p.m.

    Logan does a terrific job explaining the X's and O's of football, and he can break it down into... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    I always enjoy listening to Coach Logan and KT is right. It's nice to see something other than rating teams and coaches.

  • Gunnstigator Sep 9, 9:39 p.m.

    Logan does a terrific job explaining the X's and O's of football, and he can break it down into simple terms - the sign of a good teacher.

  • KTs new screen name Sep 9, 7:27 p.m.

    I'd much rather Logan be writing columns and posting videos than that Tudor guy. What a homer.

  • chivegas Sep 9, 3:13 p.m.

    Thanks WRAL. I think this series will be interesting for the veteran fans and for the fans that *think* they are veterans. :)

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