Tampa 2 is for amateur hour anyway
Isn't this the opposite of what you always say:
After a franchise QB, the second rarest commodity in the NFL is a 4-3 DE. The franchise tag numbers bear that out. Elite DEs are the second highest paid position in the game, because they are the second most scarce.Despite Tomlin's strong background in the 4-3, Wilcots wonders if he would go back to it given how hyperactive offenses are becoming.
“He believes the college game gives you players that are better suited for a 3-4 defense — like he said, it's hard to find a (Hall of Fame defensive lineman) Warren Sapp,” Wilcots said. “You do find a lot of outside linebackers who can put pressure on the quarterback. The way offenses play with the spread, the defensive guys come in ready to plug and play into a 3-4.”
"BTW Tomlins knowledge of the 4/3 is the Tampa 2. That ain't Seattles D."
The FIRST LINE OF my comment acknowledges that the Tampa 2 is not the only 4/3.
I am addressing the thought expressed in the article that Tomlins 4/3 background makes him inclined to run that defense. The 4/3 that HE CAME FROM, that HE RAN at the Vikings is the Tampa 2.
The Tampa 2 failure at Dallas is NOT unique. EVERY SINGLE TEAM currently running it is a BAD defense. That has been the case for several years.
For everyone deriding the "Tampa 2" defense now, you do realize that even though it has "Tampa" in the title, it really originated in Pittsburgh with Bud Carson and the Steel Curtain, right? Tony Dungy was a DB for the Steelers for a couple of seasons in the late 70's, and that's where he developed his overall defensive philosophy.
Final Ruthless Mock:
1.22 CB Marcus Peters, 6'0" 197 lbs., Washington
2.56 FS Damarious Randall, 5'11" 196 lbs., Arizona State
3.87 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251 lbs., Miami
4.121 DE Henry Anderson, 6'6" 294 lbs., Stanford
5.160 WR Titus Davis, 6'1" 196 lbs., Central Michigan
6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel, 6'3" 255 lbs., North Dakota State
6.212c OLB Max Valles, 6'5" 251 lbs., Virginia
7.239 RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217 lbs., North Dakota State
He was hired as an assistant by Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, his former head coach from his playing days with the team, in 1981. His work under Noll put Dungy in the Sid Gillman coaching tree. In 1982, he was named defensive backfield coach, and was promoted in 1984 to defensive coordinator.
Still doesnt create a warm spot in my heart for the tampa 2