Posted by artie40 on 11/15/2012 12:19:00 AM (view original):With a zone, i value ath over speed. Or, more specifically, more in comparison to speed than i would in other defenses. Mainly, you dont want to fall into the trap of thinking you can shirk def ratings in the zone.
Posted by milwood on 11/16/2012 3:29:00 PM (view original):This may be true that the zone can "hide" a bad defender, but there is a flip side to this as well. There is no such thing as a shut down defender in the zone like there is in man. Which can be a bit frustrating too, from the zone defense coach point of view.
The defense will not be as good with that bad defender in the lineup as it would with another good defender. If you want to win by having a strong defense you don't want a poor defender out there no matter what defense you run.
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