On the NFL network Solomon Wilcots noted that the last six Superbowl winners have ran either the 3-4 Zone Blitz, or the 4-3 Tampa 2... and after learning behind the fathers of both (Kiffin/Dungy & Lebeau) Tomlin may get the best of both worlds.

He also mentioned that in Tomlin's five years as Tampa Bay's defensive back coach they led the NFL in interceptions with 112.