I can see where there is some worry about this. On the surface, yes it looks as if we are reverting back to the days of Manning. But I say this:
Predictable and soft are the exact opposite of what Reich plans on doing here. And if he brings a similar scheming style that the Eagles deployed, then he has the history to back his statements up.
Chris Ballard is not Bill Polian. His vision of our future defense is closer to Seattle than the Colts of old. He wants a hybrid defense that can fluctuate week by week. So while Tampa 2 is listed as the base, I don't think it will always be Tampa 2 throughout the game and even season. The key to all of this is playmakers. We desperately need some tough and highly intelligent men to run this kind of defense. They're going to be studying a lot.
So, I understand your worry Truman, but the key to all of this is Chris Ballard.