If you can dominate on defense early on in Madden 16, you will win a whole bunch of games.  In this free tip, we are going over a way to bring pressure from right up the middle while only sending 5 guys.

The full breakdown can be found below.

Playbook: Seattle Seahawks

Formation: 46 Under

Play: LB Dogs

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Crash the defensive line toward the middle
  3. Put the ROLB (On the left side of the screen) in a zone

Overview: We like to user the safety covering the running back to take away our opponents first read.  By that time, your opponent should be under some heavy pressure.

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Let’s take a look at how this play works in a little more detail.

LB Dogs Screenshot 2015-08-24 15-22-13

This is how the play should look pre-snap.  If anything, it would appear to the offense that the pressure is coming from the right side of the field.

LB Dogs Screenshot 2015-08-24 15-23-08

The pressure should come from your defensive end through the B-Gap between the LT and the LG.

LB Dogs Screenshot 2015-08-24 15-23-37

The play ends in an easy sack and a loss of 9 yards.

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