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Madden 21 Big Nickel Over G Defensive Scheme

Playbook: 46

Formation: Big Nickel Over G (Slot CB Package)

Play: Cover 2 Man

Setup:

  1. Pinch the defense
  2. Slant Outside the defensive line
  3. Adjust the zones accordingly

Overview: In this video we break down how this is the best type of coverage defense in this game. Also, this formation gets really good block sheds as showcased in the video. We go over adjustments to make in certain situations and against different types of popular routes. 

Playbook: 46

Formation: Big Nickel Over G (Slot CB Package)

Play: Cover 2 Man (Run Defense)

Setup:

  1. Pinch the defense
  2. Slant Outside the defensive line
  3. Spy your user and stand in front of the Center as shown

Overview: Here we break down how to blow up popular runs in the backfield in this defense. We are able to shoot through the gap with our user and make a tackle on the running back. It is recommended that you practice this before using it in a game scenario.

Playbook: 46

Formation: Big Nickel Over G (Slot CB Package)

Play: Cover 2 

Setup:

  1. Pinch the defense
  2. Slant Outside the defensive line
  3. Man up the slot cornerback to the slot receiver (Optional)
  4. Adjust the zones accordingly

Overview: Now we are going over a coverage defense from a Cover 2 shell. Be sure to watch the video to see the recommended zone depths in order to make this defense most efficient. We will still get amazing sheds from this play.

Playbook: 46

Formation: Big Nickel Over G (Slot CB Package)

Play: SS Blitz 2

Setup:

  1. Pinch the defense
  2. Slant Outside the defensive line
  3. Blitz all linebackers 

Overview: This play we are sending a lot of pressure on the opponent. We do blitz 6 people however this makes sure we bring pressure on the QB. It is also good for us to blitz in a formation like this because we mesmerize the opponent by just using block sheds and coverage the majority of the time. When we do blitz it is completely unexpected. 

Playbook: 46

Formation: Big Nickel Over G (Slot CB Package)

Play: SS Blitz 3

Setup:

  1. Pinch the defense
  2. Slant Outside the defensive line
  3. Blitz all linebackers
  4. Put the left middle linebacker in a curl flat zone (Optional)
  5. User the deep Safety in a middle third (Optional)

Overview: This is a Cover 3 version of sending pressure on the opponent. These blitzes are very situations yet crucial to mix in. Getting a sack in this year’s game can just completely destroy a drive as opposed to previous years when it was easy to pick up large amounts of yardage. 

Playbook: 46

Formation: Big Nickel Over G (Slot CB Package)

Play: Cover 3 (Max Coverage)

Setup:

  1. Pinch the defense
  2. Slant Outside the defensive line
  3. Put the left and right defensive end in hard flats
  4. Adjust the zones accordingly

Overview: Here we go over a complete max coverage defense in this formation. On this play we are only blitzing 2 people but basically the entire field is covered. The video shows you can also use a QB Spy if it is necessary for a mobile QB.

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Uomee
Uomee
3 years ago

Having trouble with the running qb out of this, sooner or later they going to get one bullshit play over the top

mastdog
mastdog
3 years ago

You talk about some things in the first video but run through it so fast. Pinch the Defense, you showed so you can go back. But how do you shade a defender. One of the issues I am having is that stupid slot wr on a streak getting behind guys even in backed off coverage and pass commit etc. How do you shade?

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