5-2 and the Oklahoma 50
as far as I know they are the same thing. I should say I call them the same thing. It could also be a weak eagle (under) defense and or strong eagle (over) .
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Quick history lesson:
The 5-2 or 5-4 has been around "forever".
Originally, the position we now refer to as Corners, used to be called corner linebackers.
In the early 1950's many teams were running the "Split T Option Offense" including the University of Oklahoma.
To combat this offense, teams went to the 5-2 with a rotating umbrella secondary so they could numerically get the extra defender play side. This defense stopped the option cold.
This, too was featured by Oklahoma, on their way to a 47 game winning streak.
Hence the term "Oklahoma or Okie defense".
Thus endeth today's lesson.
You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles!
Also, what is an Okie front? (alginment/technique numbering wise).
the interior three DL will be 4-0-4 tech
two ILB stacked over the OG's
DE's or OLB's in 9 tech's
4 DB's in the secondary. A lot of coaches have their SS as a "monster" or a guy that they will adjust a lot with (to strength, to passing strength, etc.).
Also, a lot of guys will roll a safety down and play cover 3 or cover 1. Higher levels, you'll see a lot of quarters.