Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
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.
Well, the 2 teams that have been successful against Denver have mixed up their coverages with both man and zone, so at least Peyton didn't know before coming to the line what to expect every time. Would make more sense to do this now at home where crowd noise can at least give them a bit more trouble calling it at the line and also flashing blitzes or overload even if it's just a fake show and dropping back to give their line assignment confusion and possibly get them mixed up and letting a man go free by accident maybe?