Remember last season when Jerry Gray spoke about introducing the 3-2-6 or “Ruby” defense to the Tennessee Titans, but never seemed to really do it. Well guess what, the Titans just hired they guy that invented it in Gregg Williams.
At the core of what Gregg Williams does with his defense, is create confusion for the quarterback. Williams spoke about being a “bend but don’t break” defense in his introductory press conference with the Titans. If you’re not sure what a “bend but don’t break” defense is, it’s a defense that will take chances with man and zone blitzes but will play over the top so the offense can’t beat them deep.
How do you create pressure on a consistent basis? You should show multiple looks and blitz different players out of zone and man looks. The 3-2-6 was created by Williams to do just that.
Gregg Williams 3-2-6 defense is flexible and able to show an offense multiple looks which make it difficult for a quarterback to get comfortable. Williams thrives on bringing pressure and having a hard hitting defense that creates turnovers and is a blend of fundamentals and organized confusion.
Will Gregg Williams’ version of the 3-2-6 be different than what Gray had in mind? If you recall, Gray wanted to run the “Ruby” by having a third safety on the field. Williams may want to do the same thing or he may want to switch it up. Do we even have the safeties to play three at a time?
The good thing is that Williams and Gray have a long history together and should work well together. I can see Gray being a nice balance to Williams’ all out, go for broke style.
The saying goes,” Two head are better than one.” Let’s hope for the Titans underachieving and young defense that this saying is true.
What say you?
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