In today’s free tip, Madden School pro Mazin is going over a way to get quick pressure from the 4-3 Over Plus formation in Madden 18.
Check out the full breakdown below.
?Playbook: Jacksonville Jaguars
Formation: 4-3 Over Plus (Flipped)
Play: Mike Sam 2 Buzz
- Base Align
- Shift your linebackers right
- Put your defensive end on the right side of the screen into coverage
- User the MLB and hold LT in the right B gap
Overview: This is a really quick setup from a passive look that shows the offense zero signs that we could be sending a blitz here. The alignment of the 4-3 Over Plus formation itself also gives the defense a very unique look that is sure to confuse your opponent.
This blitz works well because of the standard rush angles of the defensive line. They force the Offensive Line into 1 on 1 matchups on the left, and because of this the Center is not able to recognize the looping pressure in time.
Let’s go over this play in a little more detail.
This is how the play art should look right before you snap the ball.
The pressure comes from the looping linebacker between the LT and LG.
The play results in a sack and a loss of about 7 yards.
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- Madden 18 Arizona Offensive eBook
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