here's the thing though. nickel or not, if you can land a 3 down MLB in this league who can make plays. that trumps the value of the nickel package. means less snaps you have to sub him out. having a really good MLB cures a lot of issues on defense, they get guys lined up correctly, diagnose plays and help counter the opposing team.
we need a stud at MLB and a new SS. that will cure a lot of issues on the D in a hurry.