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Madden 17: Nickel 2-4-5 – Nickel Blitz 2

In this free Madden 17 tip, new Madden School pro Jiggy Jrod goes over an easy 4 man rush that bring heat off the left side of the screen.  It also has good coverage throughout the field to go along with the pressure.

Check it out below.

Madden 17 Defense: Nickel Blitz 2

Playbook: Indianapolis Colts

Formation: Nickel 2-4-5

Play: Nickel Blitz 2


  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Shade Coverage Underneath
  4. Put your right DT into a yellow zone

Overview: This is a quick and easy blitz to set up. The DT dropping back into coverage can confuse your opponent and take the first read away while you have 2 MLBs in a vertical hook coverage to cover the seams. If your opponent throws to the flats, he has a high chance of getting intercepted and it being returned for a touchdown.

Remember, if your opponent blocks an extra guy, this blitz will not get in.  However, at that point you have 7 guys in coverage against only 4 receivers.

Let’s break this play down step by step.

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This is how the final play art should look right before the offense snaps the ball.

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This is what the offense will see.

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Right after the snap, you will see our nickel cornerback screaming off the left edge.

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The play results in a sack.  Notice how solid our coverage is as well.

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