Nickel 3-3-5 Will: Sugar 3 Overload – Madden 25 Blitz

Nickel 3-3-5 Will: Sugar 3 Overload – Madden 25 Blitz

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The feedback we received on yesterday’s free tip was really awesome so thank you to everyone who had suggestions.  The majority of suggestions involved defense and some sort of blitz with decent coverage behind it.

So today’s tip is just that.  We have the full breakdown below.

Playbook: New England Patriots

Formation: Nickel 3-3-5 Will


  1. Shift your linebackers to the right
  2. Reblitz your LOLB (on the right side of the screen)
  3. Move your blitzing cornerback in a little bit (see video for positioning)
  4. (Optional) reblitz the LE (on the right side of the screen) for a double B-gap nano
  5. (Optional) Adjust the zone coverages behind the defense.

Madden School Pro Tip: You will sometimes want to leave the whole deep part of the field open once you are confident that your opponent won’t look deep.  I know it sounds nuts, but that is exactly why it works.

Let us know what you want to see in our free Madden 25 tips.  You can leave a comment below or on our Madden 25 forum.

If you want to get the most elite tips in Madden 25, check out our Madden School 365 section.

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View Comments (9)


  1. T Money

    Sep 5, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Hey thanks for the feedback.. I didnt know it was gonna be tough too bring 3 this year. Also if u put a firee money read option play out i bet people would really dig it..

  2. mark

    Sep 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Good coverage and blitzes from the 46 defense

  3. rob

    Sep 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    thanks a lot any tips on 4-3 Odd thx

  4. Orlando Shaw

    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:21 am

    The problem I am having in Madden 25….

    Setting the hot routes! Mainly the defensive assignments!

    The promptness and reply to this question will be the determining factor for me buying the 365 and e-books this year. I’m trying to find the best tutorials this year.

    • Madden-School

      Sep 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

      What specific hot roues are you having trouble with?

  5. Cashus

    Sep 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Here is my issue with your tips (specifically this one). While what you are showing does indeed work, you would NEVER have time to go through & set all that up in a real game! If the set up takes more than 5 seconds, you will almost never have time to set it up in a real game. In practice mode you can go through & make 50 changes to 6-7 players & make it look like a great play, but in reality, it is completely useless in a real game where the opponent is not waiting on you to go through and set up everything you need to set up. At max, you have time to make 2 shifts (DL or LB’s) & hot route 2 guys. Even this is a stretch & you won’t generally have time to do that either. Please respond to this as I am very interested in purchasing some tips, etc. I just don’t want to waste my time & money. I can look like a beast in practice mode, but show me a clip of you actually using this in a real game please.

    • Madden-School

      Sep 8, 2013 at 12:29 am

      Your feedback is extremely valuable Cashus and thats why the majority of our tips require under 3 adjustments. With that in mind though, it is a fact that you will have at least 6 seconds no matter what to set up any sort of defensive play in Madden 25. You will have at least 8 seconds if your opponent doesn’t audible during a no huddle to make his guys get to the line of scrimmage faster. That is the absolutely fastest you can snap the ball in Madden 25.

      Any play shown can easily be done in that amount of time. Sure while watching this video for the first time you may have trouble making the adjustments quickly. But go into practice mode or an unranked game and practice setting up the play as fast as you can 5-10 times and you will be able to make the adjustments in 5 seconds tops.

      This is the exact button combination you will have to press on XBOX 360 to set this play up. (LB + right, Select the LOLB + A + down on the right stick, select the cornerback move him in slightly) That takes about 2 seconds for an experienced Madden player, 3-5 seconds for an average guy, and 6 seconds for someone fairly poor with controls. Then you can get on to the optional stuff for the remaining time left over should you want to do it.

  6. jonathan owens

    Sep 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Can you take plays out of a teams playbook and put them in another cause I notice a lot of the tips are different playbooks each time

    • Madden-School

      Sep 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Yes you can make a custom playbook with any plays and formations you want

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