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How New York Jets DC Gregg Williams tweaks his Tampa 2 coverage | Sabo’s Sessions (Film)

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New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves the Tampa 2 defense, and he tweaks the coverage to his team’s advantage.

Ah yes, the Tampa 2 defense. What Tony Dungy and Monte Kiffin did with the late 1990s Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense revolutionized the Cover 2 look.

Or should we say, “The deep-three look?”

The Tampa 2 remains a hybrid coverage tough to differentiate between two and three-deep. Deploying two deep halves (usually safeties) with a “hole” zone that fits in between the second and third levels, the Tampa 2 may sound and feel like a two-deep coverage in theory, but it’s much more of a three-deep look.

New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves the coverage. It’s a basic principle of his defense, and one he’s never shy to call in big spots. What Williams does with the look is the interesting part.

First, let’s review the Tampa 2.

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