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.

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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