In this free Madden 16 tip, we are going over a really effective way to get pressure out of the 46 Normal formation while still maintaining good pass coverage behind it.

We are only sending 4 or 5 guys and we get untouched pressure coming through the B Gap.  Keep in mind that this concept can be done from any play in the 46 Normal formation.

Playbook: 46

Formation: 46 Normal

Play: Cover 3


  1. Base align
  2. Crash the defensive line down
  3. Blitz ROLB (on the left side of the screen)

Overview: Getting pressure in Madden 16 is as important as ever with Aggressive Catching being so prevalent in the game. This blitz allows you to not only get a free rusher sending 5, but allows you to get a free rusher sending 4 and play max cover 3 coverage behind it.

Madden 16 Defensive eBook

Let’s take a look at this play in more detail.

46 Normal Cover 3 #1

This is how the play should look before we snap the ball.

Madden 16 46 Normal Cover 3 #2

Right away you will notice that our defensive end comes in untouched between the LT and the LG.

Madden 16 46 Normal Cover 3

The play ends in a sack before our opponent can go through his reads.

If you are having trouble on defense in Madden 16, check out our Advanced Defensive eBook for Madden 16.

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