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rudy47



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:46 am    Post subject: edge nickel Reply with quote

ark, your edge nickel defensive formation is pretty sweet, but in real life, it would dominate. u got 9 guys in the box yet 5 db's on the field. what in this imperfect world made you come up with such a perfect, beautiful thing?
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Arkaein



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:43 pm    Post subject: Edge Nickel Reply with quote

Wow, that's quite a compliment.

I've followed a speed defense philosophy since Madden 2002, but especially since I started making my own defenses with Madden 2003. My favorite formation is probably the Speed Quarter. However, Madden 2004 took away a little bit from what these lightweight formations could do, in my opinion. Outside runs, which, Nickels, Dimes and Quarter excel against are a bit deemphasized in lieu of running up the middle. I've lately found a few more ways to use my light forms effectively in 2004, but for a while I went to a more traditional 4-3 and 3-4 in base situations.

For a while I didn't have any Nickel formations, so I made Strike Nickel to fill the gap with an aggressive, attacking set designed to force turnovers. It is more of a situational formation though, so I decided I needed another form to compliment it. That was Edge Nickel.

Edge Nickel combines the speed to cover multiple wide receivers with nine men in the box to stop the run. It has its weaknesses, but when used intelligently I think it can change the opponents way of playing offense. It's tough to run against, and it almost dares the QB to throw aggressively downfield, taking chances some players may not be comfortable with. I really like formations that prevent my opponent from guessing my next move, and Edge Nickel does this beautifully.
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