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Vikings Have Cover-2 Covered

Darren Sharper

The Vikings now have the fifth-ranked defense in the league and most assume that their Tampa-2 defense is responsible for that. In part, it is, but it has become only a part-time defense for Minnesota. See what the players and even their opposition have to say about the Vikings defense.

When Mike Tomlin was named defensive coordinator of the Vikings last winter, the catch phrase in purple football circles instantly became "Tampa-2." This was the first time in months that the love boat scandal was not the most popular Vikings topic at the water cooler. The Vikings were going to run a defensive scheme that had been successful for years in Tampa Bay, where Tomlin previously was an... Recommended Stories

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