In this episode of the Madden School Film Room, Stickwork is going over how to shut down opposing offenses with the 4-3 Over formation in Madden 18.

Check it out below.

Playbook: Jacksonville Jaguars

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Will Blitz 3 Press

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Pinch the Defensive Line
  4. Slant Inside the Defensive Line
  5. Blitz the Middle linebacker on the left of the screen
  6. Zone the right side of the screen Defensive End

Overview: This blitz brings pressure from the left side of the screen up basically the B-Gap. As stated in the video this blitz can be done out of any play in the formation however it would require more steps.

 

Playbook: Jacksonville Jaguars

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Cover 3 Sky Press

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Blitz the Linebacker of the right side of the screen
  4. Blitz the Safety on the right side of the screen

Overview: This blitz is going to bring immediate pressure right up the A-Gap from the linebacker and sometimes the Safety. Again, this can be done out of other plays in the formation. Takeaway your opponent’s first read and by that time the pressure will be in.

 

Playbook: Jacksonville Jaguars

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Tampa 2 (Run Defense)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. Press Coverage
  3. Man up the corners to the receiver if the receiver is lined up over the corner
  4. Pinch Defensive Line

Overview: This breakdown shows how to blow up the famous stretch runs in the backfield every time. While at the same time being able to defend up the middle runs as well.

 

Playbook: Jacksonville Jaguars

Formation: 4-3 Over

Play: Cover 6 (Max Coverage Defense)

Setup:

  1. Base Align
  2. QB Spy a Defensive lineman (Optional)
  3. Zone or Man coverage a Defensive lineman (Optional)

Overview: This is a personal favorite coverage defense. Cover 6 is very unique and can give many players trouble, because not a lot of people understand how to effectively beat it.