Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
"Tampa 2 is obsolete!"
That's like calling the WCO offense obsolete.
It's obsolete if you're a Tampa 2 purist. The base defensive scheme that doesn't blitz and relies on your front 4 to be pure pass rushers is dead. Kiffin evolved his into a more blitz-heavy scheme, but frankly, that defense fizzled a bit too. The question is if Dungy comes in with a pure Tampa 2 or if he just incorporates principles. I don't think his scheme in Pittsburgh or Kansas City was all that bad. Another scheme I've mentioned many times is Gus Bradley's under scheme in Seattle -- another great example of taking a traditional defense and innovating it by incorporating a lot of Tampa 2 principles.