Cosell’s Coaching Tape: 10/29/09 Notes

STEELERS OFFENSE V. VIKINGS DEFENSE

Vikings clearly game planned to defend the Steelers run game with 7 in the box; They played 2 deep in normal down and distance situations when the Steelers had “12” personnel on the field
Vikings also game planned to play “Tampa 2” in long yardage, must pass situations; They felt their front four could generate consistent pressure on Roethlisberger, and they needed to protect corners Paymah and Griffin
Vikings a high percentage of zone coverage concepts, including on 3rd + 2 in the second quarter; 3rd + 2 is almost always a man coverage situation, but the Vikings were committed to zone in this game
Wallace 40 yd TD in the 2 minute came out of 3 WR personnel versus “Tampa 2”; The tight bunch formation distorted MLB Henderson route progression reading, and he sat too low, allowing Wallace to work behind him
Mendenhall continued to look good: He ran downhill with quickness, acceleration and power – He [...]

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