Help! I need a translator or interpreter to explain Lovie's defensive strategy.http://tbo.com/sports/bucs/smith-believes-revis-fits-well-in-bucs-defense-20140302/
“It’s funny to me about the Tampa 2,” Smith said. “I mean, somebody sometime needs to go and look and see how much we really play that. Now, we’re a cover 2 team because to me, cover 2 is a great coverage if you think they’re going to pass. But all it is is that.
“We’re primarily going to be a man team. Whether we win or lose is going to be based on how we play man coverage, so that’s kind of where we’re at. Now, there are disguises that you do, too. For instance, you may start from a pre-snap cover 2 shell, but then you move and do different things.
“You have to have a starting point, and (cover 2) will be our signature coverage and once we get that (defensive) front going, it will be the best coverage to be in because, what are we about? We’re about taking the ball away. And you get more interceptions being in zone (coverage) than when you have everybody looking at a man, so we’re going to want seven sets of eyes watching the quarterback, and that’s done with zone coverage, so we want to get into a situation where we can do that.”
So, "we're a cover 2 team" that is "primarily going to be a man team" for whom the "(cover 2) will be our signature coverage" that gets "more interceptions being in zone" and "want(s) seven sets of eyes watching the quarterback, and that’s done with zone coverage", all while winning or losing "based on how we play man coverage".
In my best AFLAC duck impression: Hehhh?