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Nick Saban explains Star and Money positions he learned from BB

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    Nice article!

    Roll Tide! :rocker:
     
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    In the nickel, Sunseri has been seen at the Star spot and HaHa Clinton-Dix joins Lester as a safety.

    That is one of the all-time great sports names.
     
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    How are star, money and dollar different from nickel back, dime back and coverage linebacker?
     
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    The full article goes more in depth, but here is an excerpt:

    “But when you talk to players, you can say, 'Look, these linebackers on the team are all going to play Money. These DBs on the team are going to learn how to play Money,'” Saban said.

    “Because when it comes to the assignments of the defense, the position is the same. It's just they've got four wideouts in there now, so the linebacker can't cover, so we put another DB in there. That make sense?

    “So we just started calling that the Money position. It could be nickel, dime or dollar. That was Bill's sort of system, but it made lots of sense to me. Just like everything else we did, we categorized things for the players. I think it made it better for the players.”​
     
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    I understood it as a group of linebackers, dbs and hybrid players, who learn how to play dime and nickel from the base formation. They all learn the same system. It like teaching a line backer to play nickel back.

    Or thats what I got from the story.
     
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    Did saban learn how to have sh#tty defense from belichick ? :)
     
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    Without even reading the article (it's not the first we've had on this subject), I'd note:


    • BB famously has gone to 6 or 7 DBs at time with more enthusiasm than other coaches. Similarly Big Nickel.
    • I think the point is that there's a scheme meant to cover a lot of receivers. Who you put in in particular depends on available personnel & matchups, and tradeoffs, where by tradeoffs I mean, for example ...
    • ... height, speed, quickness, strength and skill in knocking receivers around at the line of scrimmage, and strength in case the TEs are pulled in and it turns into a running play.
     

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