Two of the most popular running plays in Madden 16 are Strong Close Quick Toss and Gun Inside Zone.  They are so popular we have already went over how to do both of those plays on offense with Quick Toss being found here and Inside Zone being found here.

Today we are going over how to stop those running plays so that they don’t get too many yards.  You can check out the video and setups below.

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens

Formation: 3-4 Odd / 3-4 Stack

Play(s): Cover 4 and Cover 3

Setup (Cover 4):

  1. All you need to do is user the weakside safety and play the cutback lanes

Setup (3-4 Stack Cover 3):

  1. Shift linebackers to the playside (flip the play if the offense lines up to the left)
  2. User the FS or a MLB

Setup (3-4 Odd Cover 3):

  1. Spread linebackers
  2. Re-blitz the playside OLB (to set the edge)

Overview: Stopping the run is always paramount in Madden. If you can’t do it, you’re in for a long day. I’ll show you how to stop two of the best run plays in Madden 16 with a simple setup that doesn’t require a lot of user to stop. You simply out leverage your opponent and either get a stop for no-gain or force them to pass the ball.

Madden 16 Defensive eBook

We’re going to break down how one of the cover 3 defense designed to stop the Strong Close Quick Toss.

Quick Toss Stopper #1

This is how the play should look right before your opponent snaps the ball.

Quick Toss Stopper #2

Right when the running back catches the ball, you can see that we have more defenders than he will be able to block.

Madden 16 Run Stoppers

One of our players should come through untouched as seen above.

Quick Toss Stopper #4

The play ends for a loss of about 4 yards.

If you want to dominate on defense in Madden NFL 16, check out our Advanced Defensive eBook for Madden 16.

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