Having run defense in short yardage situations, is incredibly important in Madden 18.  In today’s free tip, Stickwork is going over one good way to stop the run.

We’ve got the full breakdown below.

Playbook: Baltimore Ravens (and many others)

Formation: 34 Odd

Play: Cover 4 Drop Show 2


  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Hard Flat the outside zones
  4. Slant inside the defensive line

Overview: This setup puts the defense in the perfect position to fill all the run gaps. Your Theopponent will not be able to bounce it to the outside or cut up the middle. User the middle linebacker and shoot a gap.

This is how the play should look right before your opponent snaps the ball.

This is how it will look to the offense.

All we have to do is user-control one of the middle linebackers and find a gap to shoot through.

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