Seeing as how awesome things come in pairs, we are going to provide you with some more fire for your defensive arsenal.
These blitzes can be used in conjunction with each other to really get into the offenses head. If you can learn to disguise your blitzes than you can force the offense into making bad choices under pressure. Here is the second part of free play friday. If you missed the part one check below or click here
*Line backer pass rush*
*Place your best pass rushing DE at DT*
*Fastest LB at MLB*
*Fastest CBâ€™s at dime and nickel back ( 3rd and 4th on the depth chart)
*Best CBâ€™s on the outside (1st and 2nd on the depth chart)
*SS hard hitter*
*FS tall and good user ability*
*user the 5th on the depth chart CB*
Shift line left.
Re blitz the MLB, *RB down*
Re blitz the DT down
Slide the blitzing DB on the left of the screen to the outside hip of the DE
Place the blitzing MLB directly in front of the DT
User the other blitzing DB, and MAKE BIG PLAYS!!!!!!!! (if you bought 1-5-5 guide, use sgibs insanse manual rush tactic for max heat)
When you mix this play in correctly it will mirror the Dime play I discussed earlier. It doesnâ€™t have four down linemen but in the heat of the battle this will look identical to that setup. The major difference is that we are going to be bringing five defenders. If you have played Madden 09 at a high level then you should be aware of the Nickel Strong Man blitz from Nickel Normal. Unfortunately for multiple D playbook users we donâ€™t have the option to use this blitz in our arsenal. This play however is going to give you similar results and even mimics the nickel strong blitz! If your quick on the sticks you can turn this into a zone as well. Quickly adjust your outside DBâ€™s to purple zones and your deep safeties to deep blues and you have a good cover 2 with one of the defenders manâ€™d up on a WR/TE.
This pass rush is great because we are overloading the left by having our MLB and DT occupy the LG and the C. Meanwhile our blitzing RE and CB are going to be attacking the LT. The LT will have to decide which one to pick up and leave the other to come in free off the edge. Our LE is going to be doing a wide outside rush which almost works as a contain because of his rush angle. He will not allow the QB to rush outside the pocked and force the QB to sit inside the pocket. I personally think this is better then the strong man as we get a more consistent rush from the left side of the line.
Implement this into your defense and watch your sack count rise!
Filed Under: Madden NFL 12 Tip Articles
About the Author: ZFarls is a 23 Year Old Madden Baller from Boston, MA. Along with Sgibs, he owns Madden Bible and looks to give players advanced strategies and tactics to win more madden games. He preaches confidence in what you are running and knowing the situation you are in. Everything else will come naturally!