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How To Stop The Most Popular Runs in Madden 16

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.

SnA ExclusiVe's Madden 16 Run Defense Tips

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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  1. Thank you @SNA!! This guy killed me with the quick toss run with Baltimore Ravens lol. Now that I’ve seen these setups I’m ready to bottle these runs up quickly

  2. Finally, prayers were answered. I’ve been searching YouTube and finally Madden School put out the 1st video to stop quick toss. BTW the app is nice

  3. I don’t see these plays in the playbook

  4. They were also the first to post the strong close pitch run as a great play. Lmao

  5. madden school is there an app for this site on android..

    1. Yes the Madden School App is available on both Android and iOS