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Demise of a defense: The heyday of the Tampa-2 is a thing of the past

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – True innovation in the NFL can be tough. Successful schemes breed imitations and force opponents to adjust. Eventually, even for the soundest of systems, the code is bound to be cracked.

Consider the case of the “Tampa 2” defense.

“You’re not going to shock people when you throw out the Tampa 2: ‘Oh, my gosh. How do we attack this?’ Because that’s all they’ve been doing for quite a few years now,” said Dallas assistant coach Monte Kiffin, who directed and perfected the defense under Tony Dungy with Tampa Bay.

When Minnesota replaced Leslie…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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