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Madden 17: 3-4 Odd Pressure Defense

In today’s free Madden 17 strategy, SnA Exclusive is going over a way to bring pressure from either side of the field while only rushing 5 guys in the 3-4 Odd formation.

You can check out the complete breakdown below.

Madden 17 3-4 Odd Defensive Scheme

Playbook: Any 3-4 Playbook

Formation: 3-4 Odd

Play: Edge Blitz 3 (can be run with any play though)


  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch + Crash your defensive line down
  3. Globally blitz all your linebackers
  4. Drop either MLB into a zone coverage
  5. QB spy (recommended) the OLB on the same side of the MLB you have in coverage (you can drop into coverage, but it is less consistent)

Overview: Blitzing is a staple of the 3-4 defense in real life because it allows you to easily overload a certain side of the defense. In this video, we show you how to generically send 5 guys from either side and get pressure through the C gap on the offensive line.

Madden 17 eBooksLet’s break this play down a little further.

Madden 17 3-4 Odd 1

This is how the play should look right before the snap.

madden 17 3-4 Odd 2

This is how it will look to the offense.  As you can see, there is no way for the offense to tell which side the pressure is coming from.

madden 17 3-4 Odd 3

We send the blitz off the right side of the field this time.  Notice how the left tackle stands around not blocking anyone.

madden 17 3-4 Odd 4

The play ends in a sack and an 8 yard loss.

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7 years ago

Defense ebook?

7 years ago
Reply to  ALVIN

I need help sending pressure to the QB in Madden 17. I’m getting killed on defense. My offense is fine but my defense is terrible

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7 years ago

I love u guys @madden school. Great work as always @SnA. Keep those 3-4 blitzes coming. That’s my base defense so i need some more lol?

7 years ago

Why are there no refs and no flags

7 years ago

rb down on right stick