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How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« on: June 04, 2012, 09:31:45 AM »
I love his Xs and Os series:

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The two route concepts we consistently see in the NFL to target the top of Cover 2 (or Tampa 2) are Flat-7 and 4 Verticals. Today, let’s take a look at one more vertical concept out of a 3x1 alignment that puts stress on the open (weak) side FS in the 2-deep zone coverage: “999.”

Check out the route drawn up on the chalkboard and then we will get into some coaching points to breakdown the play…

Personnel: Posse (3 WR-1 TE-1 RB)
Formation: “Doubles Slot”
Route concept: “999”
Defensive scheme: Cover 2




Click here for the analysis and breakdown:

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/How-to-attack-Cover-2-from-a-3x1-alignment.html
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Re: How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 09:36:08 AM »
So cool.  Thanks for always supplying all the content you do.

I discovered Bowen's stuff about a year ago.  Can't get enough.


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Re: How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 09:45:08 AM »
No problem Jim.  You know what's funny, the casual fan would watch the play and see a completion to the X receiver and think the corner got beat deep.  Even though the corner wasn't supposed to follow the receiver all the way down the field. 
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Re: How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 10:10:36 AM »
No problem Jim.  You know what's funny, the casual fan would watch the play and see a completion to the X receiver and think the corner got beat deep.  Even though the corner wasn't supposed to follow the receiver all the way down the field.

Yeah, there's a lot going on within those lines on a football field - far more than we fans know and realize.

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Re: How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 10:21:51 AM »
That's assuming that the corners will only be in zone and not man coverage. No way in that situation should the CB be in press. He should be 7 yards off the LOS and stay with his man. In this case though, the Mike has to stay on the Y post route and keep the receiver underneath.

I actually think the correct read should be to the W playing off the line against the nickel back. There are less defenders on that strong side and assuming a right handed passer he doesn't have to throw across the field. His check down is the RB on that side and without any backfield protection, he would naturally roll out to his right. That way he can get an open passing lane.

Chalk board theory is just that. Theory. Then there is common sense and player reaction. Eli would definitely go to Cruz on that Slot route.

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Re: How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 11:18:15 AM »
So a couple of plays that we all remember……..maybe they apply to this thread
1st I couldn't find the youtube versions so there's advertizing at NFL.com
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d824f7a56/Giants-blown-coverage-leads-to-Bryant-TD
"Rolle Gets Barbequed" play.  Rolle at SS is running forward and Bryant has the field to himself.  Rolle later says "I was where I was supposed to be!"  Did Webster get BBQed?
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d824bba02/Driver-13-yard-TD-catch
It sure looks like Rolle does it again

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Re: How to attack the Tampa 2 from a 3 X 1 alignment
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2012, 01:10:02 AM »
Not to nit pick here, but this is not a double slot formation. It is a split left, strong right, double flank right. The formation has no slot receivers. Also, the defensive formation, as shown, has the safeties way too close to the LOS, 8-9 yards deep. In a Tampa 2, the safeties start out 14-15 yards deep (the strong side safety cheats up a little). A Tampa 2 coverage rolls up (and laterally), not back, into short and intermediate pass routes.
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