View Full Version : What is this 4-2-5?
07-08-2004, 01:57 PM
why doesnt any one just call it the nickle or is there a diffrenece now?
07-08-2004, 02:12 PM
It's basically a 4-4 defense in which the two outside linebackers are replaced with strong safeties. Technically you could call it a nickel defense since it's using five defensive backs on the field. The secondary consists of two cornerbacks, one free safety, and two strong safety types who'll usually play closer to the line of scrimmage as linebackers. When mentioning a nickel defense you're usually referring to a defense with three cornerbacks and two safeties. This link has some good info on the 4-2-5 defense.
4-2-5 Defense (http://www.afca.com/pdf/02SM_Keith_Allen.pdf)
07-08-2004, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the good link MB
so are they gonna be replaced in ncaa2005 by SS's or CB's? I would still rather have a nickleback out of my nickle in NCAA2005, no one has SS depth to make this work
07-08-2004, 08:03 PM
They're going to have a regular Nickel defense as well as the 4-2-5. I'm sure you'll be able to mix and match the personnel to suit your defensive needs.
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