Forget "Base": What's Your Favorite Defensive Formation?? I think we can all agree that, regardless of what the alleged "Base" Defense ends up being, that "Base" will only command part of the Defensive Pie. So this Poll is really about: Which Formation ~ regardless of "Base" ~ do you want to see on the Field most often?? But I thought it might be interesting to discuss ~ and vote ~ on what Formations appeal to each of us, and for what reasons...Interested? *** One play in particular that keeps coming up in my mind's eye is a play that was applied against us, in the Lions game, when ~ please DO correct me if I'm wrong, a distinct possibility ~ the Lions appeared to be formed up in a 245, applied a Stunt ~ IF that's the right term!! ~ and Kong sacked Brady. FootBall, at its core, is simply a derivative of War... I believe that, as a rule of thumb, Battles ~ and Wars ~ are very advantageously fought by deploying a minimum of Troops on the Front Line, and keeping one's options wide open...IF the Troops command both exceptional Diagnostic Acuity + Processing Speed AND the Speed + Power to put it to good use...as did the astonishingly well-trained Prussian Army of Lore: Frederick The Great's MasterPiece: The Battle of Leuthen So, yes...I am developing an increasing affinity for the 245.