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Now You Know: NFL Coordinators Need to Stop Using Prevent Defense

After watching the Green Bay Packers nearly blow a fourth-quarter lead in Tampa Bay, Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Martz wants coordinators to stop playing prevent defense. In the latest edition of The 33rd Team’s Now You Know film breakdown series, Martz looks at Green Bay’s use of prevent during Tampa’s final drive of Sunday’s game, where the Buccaneers drove for a touchdown and had a chance to tie the game on a two-point try. “The only thing the prevent defense does is prevent you from winning games,” Martz says.

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