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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orle...mpression=true The Saints have settled their secondary and havenít had many coverage busts since playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener, which has been more palatable for the coaching staff. But one of the reasons for the better ...

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The Advocate: Saints bye week review: New wrinkles, biggest surprises, reasons for hope and fear, more

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The Saints have settled their secondary and havenít had many coverage busts since playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener, which has been more palatable for the coaching staff.

But one of the reasons for the better organization has been a slight shift in philosophy for the secondary. While the team still uses single-high safety coverages regularly, the defense has mixed in more Tampa 2 looks to help settle the defense.

The coverage is a variant of Cover 2, which features two deep safeties covering a zone. In Tampa 2, the middle linebacker is asked to cover the deep middle area of the field.

The Saints used the coverage on 29 passing attempts last season, and are already up to 19 this year, according to Sports Info Solutions. Fifteen of those plays came with five defensive backs on the field, during more obvious passing situations. The team started using the look more in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns...
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