“Not So Fast”October 9th, 2012
That Tampa-2 defense is ancient history. The modern NFL has caught up. You can’t win with that anymore.
Bucs fans know Greg Schiano’s defense is nothing like the ol’ Tampa-2. But the historic Bucs defense does live in Chicago with Lovie Smith and Rod Marinelli.
Joe found it interesting listening to Derrick Brooks on WDAE-AM 620 last week saying “not so fast” to those talking about the death of the Tampa 2 and explaining why it’s not obsolete. The Bears, through five games, have allowed just 14 points a game and are sixth-ranked overall (total yards).
It’s still a mind-blower to Joe that the Bucs and Raheem Morris turned to the Jim Bates Experience, and it’s two-gap defense, when they were nowhere close to having the personnel for it.