The QB spy is still a very effective technique for manually rushing this year.  For today’s free madden 12 tip, we are going to go over a defensive play that provides good run defense and gets great pressure off the edge.

Playbook: 46

Formation: 3-3-5 Bear

Play: Middle Plug Blitz

Setup:

  1. Spread the D-line
  2. Hot route your linebacker on the left side of the screen to a qb spy and move him out a few steps left.

When the quarterback snaps the ball, control the linebacker in the qb spy, take a few steps and dive toward him for a quick sack.

madden 12 spy blitz
You can see that there is no indication that we are bringing pressure off the edge, so your opponent will not be expecting this.

madden 12 spy blitz 2

Our opponent snaps the ball and you see the great jump that we get off the edge with no one blocking our linebacker.

madden 12 spy blitz 3

We are able to sack the quarterback before the running back is able to come over to throw a block.

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