Vikings New Defense – How The Cover 2 Works

I thought I might have to write a long post explaining how the Cover 2, or as the Vikings new defensive Coordinator might have it, the Tampa 2 defense works. Fortunately for me, I found a handful of superb, in-depth articles explaining the intricacies of our new defensive scheme, so I don’t have to do it.

For a quick description, read . ESPN provides a bit more depth . If you really want to get your hands dirty, check out the or the . Another ESPN piece––includes explanations of how offenses can attack the Cover 2.


Finally, the Orlando Sentinel has a very nicely illustrated piece on "."

UPDATED 9/8/07: This is an video that explains the Cover 2 defense:

Happy reading, Vikings fans. There will be a quiz next week.