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Madden 12 Base Defense

I will not be holding anything back in today’s free madden 12 tip.  You will be seeing my very own base defense that if you were to play me in a game you would see me running 30% of the time.  Be forewarned, this defense requires a lot of pre-snap adjustments but if you are decently quick with the sticks it won’t be too hard to pull off.  This defense is designed to confuse your opponent and completely shutdown your opponents #1 and #2 receivers forcing him to look to his 3rd, 4th and 5th receiving targets causing easy interceptions.

Formation: 46 Normal

Play: 2 Man Under

Setup:

  1. Hot route your linebackers to zone (right on the D-pad + Up on the right joystick)
  2. Hot rotue your DE on the right side of the screen to a purple buzz zone
  3. Hot route your OLB on the left side of the screen to a purple buzz zone
  4. (optional) If you are facing a scrambling qb, hot route your DE on the right side of the screen to a qb spy

Addtional Information:  You can hot route your linebackers into any zones you want based on your opponents tendancies.  We just prefer 2 safeties deep, 2 linebackers in the middle and 2 defenders in purple zones.

madden 12 base defense

Why this works:

This play is designed to fool your opponent.  From the looks of the defense it is man to man coverage, but in reality it is only a combo defense.  You will not get beat deep because you have 2 safeties in deep blue zones.  You will have the sidelines covered (recall from yesterday’s free madden tip how effective the purple zones are) and you will have the middle patrolled with 2 linebackers.  Control one of the safties and room the field for user picks.  This defense also has 8 men in the box which discourages your opponent from wanting to run the ball.

If you enjoy our free madden 12 tips, make sure to check out our Defensive eBook for Madden 12 and instantly become a dominant defense.

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alex
alex
12 years ago

Could someone please tell me how to step by step hot route a specific defense player to a purple zone , spy .. etc…

Miguel
Miguel
12 years ago

pre-snap takes a lot of time. Your opponent could throw it quick before you can finish all of this.

Ed ( Fudd716) xbox
Ed ( Fudd716) xbox
12 years ago

Again what you guys are failing to realize that this is just a base defense. you guys keep talking about what is open. of course some routes will be open, but that is when you adjust to what your opponet is doing. Like the guy said he plays this like 30% of the time so on 7 other plays out of 10 he is playing something else. Running this defense would beat at least 40% of all madden ballers by itself. I too run this a base formation

matthew
matthew
12 years ago

It would be ok in two wr sets. But u can run pretty effectively on this if your not afraid to run a draw more often it can be your friend against this type of defence but utilized at the right time it’s ok to defend the pass

redskinsnation
redskinsnation
12 years ago

There is nothing confusing about the lineup or the changes he made. Be patient with the play you picked someone will be open. You can still get yards running to the right with zone blocking

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