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Madden 15 Nickel 2-4-5 Buck Slant 3 Nano Blitz

Yoda is back to go over one the nano blitzes he is using in Madden 15.  This play is found in the Nickel 2-4-5 formation and has a lot of versatility.

There are some advanced setups involved with this play, so if you aren’t too quick yet at making pre-snap adjustments to your defense, you may want to stick to only the first setup in a game.

Madden NFL 15 Defensive Tips: Nickel 2-4-5 Buck Slant 3

Formation: Nickel 2-4-5

Play: Buck Slant 3

Their are multiple setups found in this video.  You can find the instructions below.

Left side pressure only:

  1. Reblitz LE
  2. QB contain
  3. Flat zone MLB#2

Dual side pressure:

  1. Hot blitz LOLB
  2. Pinch line your defensive line and crash them down
  3. Reblitz MLB #1
  4. Put MLB #2 into coverage
  5. QB contain
  6. Press coverage

Middle pressure:

  1. Pinch your defensive line and crash them down
  2. Hot blitz LOLB
  3. Blitz MLB#1
  4. Coverage MLB#2
  5. Coverage nickel back
  6. Reblitz RE

Overview: These setups do take a little bit of time to get down, but if you practice them a few times, it isn’t too complicated.  This is a good play to call on third and long.

If you missed any of our previous defensive tips, you can check them all out here.

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  1. Are you guys going to have a 3-4 ebook out soon?

  2. this doesnt seem to work too often for me, the left guard allows the LE to be blocked by the center, any way to counter this?

    1. due to this Ive also noticed it leaves the flats wide open as well at the post routes to the corners

      1. Every play has a weakness. That is why you have to mix your playcalling up

        1. that I understand, but what im trying to figure out is why does the left guard allow the (left side of the screen) DL to just run by every time, not once does he stop him

          1. Try not re blitzing le. Just base align press qb contain. That should work.

  3. These blitzes are a gimmick. All I have I do is slide my OL to the right or left and all these blitzes are negated. Do you have blitzes in your Ebooks that beat the OL slide protection?

    1. This is the most common remark but you have to understand that you don’t know which play is being called in a game. You mix this play in with pressure from the right, pressure from up the middle, max coverage, etc and it all looks the same pre-snap. So at that point you are just making the offense guess and if you can do that, you win.