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Madden 16: 5-2 Normal Cover 3 Defense Part 2

One of the hardest things for an offense to protect against is a blitz that could come from either side of the field.  In a previous Madden 16 tip going over the 5-2 Normal, we went over how to bring pressure from the left side of the field.

Today, we are going to go over how you can bring the same kind of pressure from the right side of the field as well.

Another Madden 16 Nano To Help You On Defense

Playbook: Detroit Lions

Formation: 5-2 Normal

Play: Cover 3 (Right Side Pressure)


  1. Base Align
  2. Spread your defensive line and crash them down
  3. Hot route your LE (On the right side of the screen) to a yellow zone
  4. Spread your linebackers
  5. Blitz your OLB (on the left side of the screen)

Overview: This play brings heat from the right side.  The left side of the screen will be extremely vulnerable so take one of the guys in the yellows zones and patrol the left side.

Let’s take a look at this step by step.

5-2 Normal Cover 3 (Right Side) Screenshot #1

You’ll immediately notice that our formation looks extremely balanced.  It is hard to tell whether we are blitzing or dropping into coverage and if we are blitzing which side we are coming from.

5-2 Normal Cover 3 (Right Side) Screenshot #2

Right after the ball is snapped, we see the pressure come from the right side of the screen from one of our defensive tackles.

Madden 16 5-2 Normal Cover 3 Nano Screenshot #3

The plays ends in a sack before the quarterback has a chance to get the ball out.

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More Free Madden 16 Defense Tips

  1. Original 5-2 Normal Cover 3 Blitz
  2. Quarter Normal – DB Strike 1
  3. 46 Bear Under – LB Dogs

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