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Zulgad: Antiquated Tampa-2 deserves blame for defensive shortcomings

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The Chicago Bears had won the NFC North with an 11-5 record in 2005 when the Minnesota Vikings fired coach Mike Tice after a 9-7 finish and began the search for his replacement.

It didn’t take long for two things to happen.

One, ownership was so enamored with Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress that they didn’t let him leave town and quickly hired him as their coach.

Two, the Vikings’ front office types saw what the Bears had accomplished on defense and decided they needed to pursue a coordinator who ran the same Tampa-2 system that helped…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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