Why doesn't ISU use the nickel package?

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  1. clones89

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    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.
     
  2. cyclonekj

    cyclonekj Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  3. Wesley

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

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    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?
     
  5. Gary_ISU

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    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.
     
  6. Angie

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

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    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...
     
  8. Angie

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    #8 Angie, Sep 13, 2006
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    Quote from CJohn:
    Dang it, I run a 3-3-5 Stack (although I only simulate). I'll never be an all-star coach. :rolleyes5cz:
     
  9. AirWalke

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    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...
     
  10. Angie

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

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    That made me laugh. Now I'll be forced to imagine those poor little pixels scurring to the sidelines between each play.
     
  12. Billups06

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    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.
     
  13. Billups06

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    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.
     
  14. Billups06

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    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.
     
  15. arganbright2

    arganbright2 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. arganbright2

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    Hey Billups 06, I can guess what your real name is, I'm guessin we all know each other. Let me know man
     
  17. flander1649

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    I am starting to feel like I am watching the Iowa defense out there because they never get out of the 4-3 defense and that is why ISU has always been able to pass on them. The same thing has happened to ISU the last two games. At least ISU's run defense is good that is what we were really worried about going into the season.
     
  18. Angie

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    I was more impressed w/the defense than I expected to be at the UNLV game this weekend - at least in the first half. And, with as many times as we let them into the red zone, I guess it's good that we held them to just one TD...
     
  19. bmuff

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    Singleton was a nickel back last year. I've never seen a year where ISU uses the nickel LESS than this year. You'd think that they could trade out Carper for Harris or Hunley. He's getting killed in coverage.
     

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