Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Here's a Link
to the GaryKubiakShow, they also brought in Ted Johnson to give his take on the game. His take on the transformation of the defense is more in line with mine, than it is with the "we played a lot more zone" take. If nothing else, just to prove I'm not crazy & there are others that saw the same thing I did.
Our CBs play man almost
exclusively. Everybody else is generally in some kind of zone. They'll play man to man in some situations, but they're generally playing zone. LBs & Safeties.
This playing "too much zone" thing started last year with color commentators thinking they know better than Wade Phillips. It helped "explain" some things the casual fan wants to believe. But if you watch the game, there's no way you can believe our defense is as simple as Trent Dilfer would have you believe.
As far as what Wade Phillips is telling the media, he's just going to give them a simple answer & hope they're satisfied with that. He's not going to give them everything OC are trying to figure out. I.E. it's coachspeak.
Actually, that proves Nate's point. He wasn't saying we played some sort of exclusive zone coverage. He was stating that we implemented more zone in the second half in comparison to the first which they stated as well on the link you provided. In the first, the heavy blitz packages left us in man to man across the board. Maybe you thought Nate meant exclusive zone but I am guessing that wasn't his meaning. Less heavy blitz packages and more zone implemented in the coverage in various spots which was not what we were mainly doing in the first half.