Lots of people online call FB Dive anytime they have a 4th and short situation.  It is an incredibly hard play to stop and most of the time it is an easy 3-4 yards.

In today’s free Madden 16 tip, we are going over a way to stop it.

Playbook: San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens, and some others

Formation: 3-4 Bear

Play: Any (that has one or both inside 2nd level defenders blitzing)


  1. Pinch and crash DL Down
  2. Re-blitz the defenders if you have to and keep them from taking any steps backwards pre-snap
  3. Move the OLB in to free up the ILB left of the screen
  4. (Optional) Move the FS down into the box and shoot a gap

Overview: FB Dive is one of the hardest plays to stop this year in short yardage situations. This play, although it requires basically selling out to stop the FB Dive, is very effective at getting a free runner into the backfield to make a tackle.

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