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    Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    ive been to both games and while i couldn't see very well this week, i don't think i have ever seen us use the nickel. i realize our LB's are really fast but i just think having an extra DB will help on some obvious passing downs.



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    Walter played well. I'm sure he had no problem using his package after the game.

    Seriously, I thought the D was improved. Still too much room in the middle for runs and the little flip passes, though.


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    We do not use the nickel defense because we are still counting our pennies from the offensive production.


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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    My guess - they want to save it and spring it on teams when they're least expecting it? If they keep running a 4-3 base all of the time, maybe it will catch people a little off-guard with it? Or maybe they're just afraid of leaving themselves exposed to the run?



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    My understanding is that not having James Smith is keeping us from using the nickel. I would guess we do not have another DB that the coaches trust enough to put in the game. A little scary if someone ever got hurt.



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Have we always used a 4-3 base? I wonder if we also can't recruit many (really good) DB's because of that?



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Thinking about it, the 4-3 does seem to stick out as the primary D under the McCarney regime. Of course on the old XBox, I to am partial to the 4-3. So I guess great minds do tend to think the same...



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Quote from CJohn:
    Of course on the old XBox, I to am partial to the 4-3. So I guess great minds do tend to think the same...
    Dang it, I run a 3-3-5 Stack (although I only simulate). I'll never be an all-star coach.


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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    My virtual players must be really frustrated with me, then, because I'm always switching between 4-3, Nickel, Dime, and 5-2 between every play call. :) Poor DBs and LBs are always running off and on the field...


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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    True... but you can recruit ANYONE using "coaching style" with that type of varied defense!!



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Quote Originally Posted by AirWalke View Post
    Poor DBs and LBs are always running off and on the field...
    That made me laugh. Now I'll be forced to imagine those poor little pixels scurring to the sidelines between each play.



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Iowa State has never really used the Nickel that much. The only time I remember them using it was when Deandre and Ellis were on the corners and Hicks was used as the N-back. Other than that I don't remember seeing it last year or this year.



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Iowa State has never really used the Nickel that much. The only time I remember them using it was when Deandre and Ellis were on the corners and Hicks was used as the N-back. Other than that I don't remember seeing it last year or this year.



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    Iowa State has never really used the Nickel that much. The only time I remember them using it was when Deandre and Ellis were on the corners and Hicks was used as the N-back. Other than that I don't remember seeing it last year or this year.



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    Re: Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

    People I love ISU with all my heart, but our D will never be as good as last year. I went to every home game and guys like Dobbins and Leaders made me proud that ISU had a strength coach like McGettigan. We have to be real now, if ISU keeps it within twenty of Iowa or Texas's or Texas Tech's or Mizzou's passing game I'd be shocked. I hate to say it but these clones are destined for big things next year at best. 7-5 at best, I got my tickets for the Rhode Island Bowl or whatever bowl we go to.



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