The Pittsburgh Steelers defense unveiled a new Big Nickel look on Sunday in their 27-10 win over the New York Jets when they broke out their 4-2-5 personnel group that featured four defensive linemen and no outside linebackers on the field.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about this new sub-package grouping on Tuesday during his press conference. “We tend to lean on it from time to time because it provides versatility for us," said Tomlin. "It allows us to match, from a personnel standpoint, in the secondary with skill but also maintain our big body presence in the run game."
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