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Madden 17 Defense: 3-4 Bear Pinch Dog 3 Part 1

Madden 17 appears to be favoring overloads and edge pressure this year with addition of the “Nano Blitz Detector.” The blitz we are going over in this tip is a good 5 man pressure that overloads the right side of offensive line and drops everyone on the left into coverage.

We’ve got the full breakdown below.

Madden 17 Defensive Scheme: 3-4 Bear Pinch Dog 3 (Part 1)

Playbook: Any 3-4 Playbook

Formation: 3-4 Bear

Play: Pinch Dog 3


  1. – Base Align
  2. – Slide your defensive line to the right + Crash the defensive line to the middle
  3. – Blitz the MLB #2
  4. – Drop your ROLB into coverage

Overview:  This blitz is good for 3rd and long situations where the offense is sending 5 guys out on routes.  The coverage is slightly weak on the right side of the field but you have good pressure and the left side of the field is locked up.

Let’s break it down a little further.

madden 17 3-4 bear defense 1

You can see how the play art should look right before we snap the ball.

madden 17 3-4 bear defense 2

This is how the defense will look to your opponent pre-snap.

madden 17 3-4 bear defense 3

Right away, we see the edge pressure and our linebacker coming in free off the right edge.

madden 17 3-4 bear defense 4

The play results in a sack and a loss of 10 yards.

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7 years ago

Good play but the offence Cobb was open for the first 7 yards. Wouldn’t work against the Packers. Man the ROLB with the receiver