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. only a few NFL teams play man/press base.
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.
no, no they don't. the most successful defenses against SD & Denver play a lot of zone. Every team plays some zone and I don't know why you think the majority of NFL teams play man -- the majority of NFL teams are zone cover teams because there just isn't enough Revis/Sherman type players to go around.
as for disrupting the QB -- zone cover can certainly do so. in fact, there are a lot of coverage sacks created by zone defense.
the advantage to playing zone against Denver is that you have a much better chance of tackling a receiver for minimal YAC using players that aren't good enough to play press.
The Chiefs lost 27 - 17 last time. two of the TD's thrown by Manning could have been stopped for minimal gains had they played zone.