Originally Posted by Ace Gunner
I'm not sure why you think this. the more talented DB's are coveted for 1/1 cover schemes. these athletes have all the tools to play man cover -- quickness, good feet & speed. That's not the case with a lot of our guys.
but moreover, playing man against a team that is running crosses & rub routes the majority of their passing plays is suicide. you have to play a lot of zone and try to disrupt the catch, not the route.
Because the best qbs in the game are destroying zone coverages. You won't fool them with a blitz, and if you're playing zone with a free release, qbs don't have their timing disrupted. I would rather get beat by a pick or two than repeatedly let Peyton's receivers get a free release. Given how often they run the pick play, obviously other defenses think the same.
Again, we have to stop acting like there is a magic bullet for beating Peyton except for weather and Peyton beating himself. Zone, blitz, man... He's going to beat you often.