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How To Create 4 Man Pressure Out Of the 46 Normal Formation

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.

Madden 16 Blitz: 46 Normal - Cover 3

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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8 years ago

Nice I can send it from the opposite and dual edge this is a gem

8 years ago

If you say it’s a 99% success rate, you probably shouldn’t show a video where it doesn’t work twice in a row.

8 years ago

Quick question on several of these videos: When you say “Base aline” at the 27 second mark, are you taking any action to reset them, or are you just using the default starting position? I think you are doing just the default, but I’ve heard others say the same thing and want to make sure I’m not supposed to put them in a position before doing the other things. Thanks.

8 years ago
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Thanks! These videos are helpful. I’m having a much tougher time with defense this year for some reason so keep up the good work.

8 years ago

This blitz has been patched it works better now if you blitz lb then shift your line to the right an qb contain you still can put the opposite end in coverage as well