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Madden 18 Defensive Tip: 3-4 Odd – Will Buck 3 Press

One of the hardest things to find in Madden 18 is consistent pressure with good coverage behind it.  In this free Madden School tip, we are going over a play that only rushes 4 guys but still brings heat right up the middle.

If you haven’t already checked out our first Madden 18 Defensive eBook, that is a great resource for getting started bringing pressure in this year’s game.

Let’s take a look at how this blitz works.

Madden 18 Blitz With Good Coverage: 3-4 Odd - Will Buck 3 Press

Playbook: Houston Texans (And many others)

Formation: 3-4 Odd

Play: Will Buck 3 Press


  1. Base Align
  2. Pinch your defensive line
  3. Crash your defensive line to the left
  4. (Optional) Bluff blitz the DE on the right side of the screen
  5. (Optional) Adjust the coverage however you would like.

Overview: This is an extremely simple blitz to set up but it is still effective.  It works best if you have a fast #2 MLB.

Let’s check out this blitz in more detail.

This is how the final setup should look.  We changed the coverage a little behind the blitz but the important part is the angles that the 4 blitzing defenders take.

Our MLB on the left comes shooting through the gap between the LT and the LG with a clear line on the quarterback.

The play results in a sack and a loss of about 8 yards.

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6 years ago

I like the 3-4 odd will buck 3 press. Just a question could it turned into a zone blitz from man coverage?

6 years ago

For some reason my app isn’t updating the same as the pc there’s new content on the pc but not on the app. Do you guys do the app later ?

6 years ago

Can y’all please post the fastest over RB becuz I like running the ball but yet 2 find my guy 2 run my offense.. Thanks & this app iz very helpful 2 me..

6 years ago

Interesting defense. I run something very similar out of my 3-4. I will say though against experienced players you will only catch them a few times with this. The underneath is constantly open. I quick pass nullifies it. Other than that nice job.