Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Big Nickel: Over G

A new formation in the New England Patriots playbook this year called Big Nickel - Over G.

The biggest difference between Big Nickel and the regular Nickel defense is in Big Nickel you have 3 Safeties, whereas with regular Nickel you have 3 CBs on the field. This can and will have a huge impact for stopping the run, but, also allowing you to have a decent pass defense on the field at the same time.

I plan on breaking down several plays out of this formation as the Madden 19 season unfolds, so far after playing with the defense for almost a week, I really like what I am seeing out of it, compared to the regular Nickel defense.